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Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Harry I. Johnson, Jr.
(M.D. '53), president
1315 Second Street, S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24016
Mrs. Marianne R. Rollings
(B.S. pharmacy '63),
Dr. Michael O. McMu
(D.D.S. '77), presid,
1100 Welbourne Driv
Richmond, VA 23229
Dr. Frederick T. Given, |r.
(M.D. '53), nice-president
960 Jamestown Crescent
Norfolk, VA 23508
Mr. Nick G. Nicholas
(B.S. pharmacy '52), vice-president
1821 Westover Avenue
Petersburg, VA 233805
Miss Mary O. Lindamood
(B.S. nursing '67, M.S. nursing '75)
Ms. Mary Beth Pappas
(A.S. radiologic technology '77,
B.S. clinical radiatk
Dr. Alfred J. Szumski
(B.S. physical therapy '51),
M.S. '56, Ph.D. physiology '64),
Dr. Edward James Wiley, Ji
(M.D. '56), secrelaru
8803 Bellefonte Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Mrs. Frances W. Kay
(B.S. nursing '59), treasurer
504 Kilmarnock Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
Dr. Thomas W. Nooney. Jr.
(Ph.D. '70), assistant treasurer
1741 Buford Road
Bon Air, VA 23235
Term Expires June 30, 1988
Mr. Nathan Bushnell III
1002 Ridge Top Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Dr. Ota T. Graham, Jr.
3415 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. William E. Holland
2511 Arrandell Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Mrs. Carol W. Lunsford
(B.S. occupational therapy '77,
M.S. occupational therapy '83)
2614 Pershing Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Mrs. June Hudnall Turnage
(B.S. nursing '59, M.S. nursing '71)
Route 2, Box 395
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Dr. Charles O. Watlington
(M.D. '58, Ph.D. physiology 68)
1707 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Dr. Edward James Wiley, Jr.
8803 Bellefonte Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Term Expires June 30, 1989
Mr. Ronald F. Abemathy
(B.S. pharmacy '70)
4124 Conrad Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Dr. Sam Barton
518 West 31st Street
Richmond, VA 23225
Miss Katherine C. Bobbin
(B.S. nursing '56)
8025 Marilea Road
Richmond, VA 23235
Mrs. Corinne F. Dorsey
(B.S. nursing '54)
P.O. Box 101
Quinton, VA 23141
Dr. Steven E. Evens
5311 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Mrs. Charlotte E. Fitch
(B.S. physical therapy '70)
Route 3, Box 231
Crozet, VA 22932
Mrs. Rebecca Gusich
(B.S. occupational therapy '78)
8119 Michaels Road
Richmond, VA 223229
Dr. Thomas W. Nooney, Jr.
1741 Buford Road
Bon Air, VA 23235
Mrs. Shirley H. Odell
(B.S. nursing '58, M.S. nursing '78)
108 Villa Road
Newport News, VA 23601
Mrs. Katherine A. Prentice
(B.S. medical technology '63)
2117 Williamstowne Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Mr. Alvin J. Schalow, Jr.
(B.S. pharmacy '61)
2630 Kentford Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Dr. John H. Speegle
112 Chapel Hill Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Dr. Frank A. Wade III
(B.S. pharmacy '76, D.D.S. '82)
104 Covebrook Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Dr. Jock R. Wheeler
250 West Brambleton Avenue,
Norfolk, VA 23510
Delaware Valley Chapter
PresioW-Dr. Stanley N Cohen (M.D. '52)
222 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. PA 19103
Strrrtory-lrrasurtr-Mrs. Elsie J. White (nursing)
Kanawha Valley Chapter
PrBMml-Dr. C Carl Tully (M.D. '47)
4530 Spnnghill Avenue, Charleston, WV 23509
Vice president Dr Jerrill D. Cavendar (M.D '52)
Strrrtnry-lmMiim-Dr. James L. Mangus (M.D. '59)
New York Chapter
Presidml-Dr. Edwin C. Weiss (M.D '69)
75 Arleigh Road, Great Neck, NY 11020
North Carolina Dental Chapter
Pmiilnt-Dr. James H. Edwards (D.D.S. '46)
3137 Essex Circle, Raleigh, NC 27603
North Carolina Medical Chapter
Prfsirffnl-Dr. Walter G. Bullington (M.D. '57)
4335 Colwick Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Northern Virginia, Washington, and Southern Maryland
Vice-presidenl-Dr. Robert E. Ware (M.D. '53)
PreioW-Dr. Oscar W. Ward, Jr. (M.D. '42)
15 South Mallorv. Phoebus, VA 23663
Prestdenl-elecl-Dr. William H. Traynham, Jr. (D.D.S. '38)
Puerto Rico Chapter
Prestdenl-Dr. Hilda Garcia De la Noceda (M.D. '49)
108 Betances Street, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
PrrsiiffNf-Dr. Diane R. Goodloe (D.D.S. 75)
26 Crickett Court, Richmond, VA 23229
Vice-president-Mrs, Marianne R Rollings
(B S pharmacy '63)
300 North Mulberry, Apartment 3,
Richmond, VA 23220
Secretary-lreasurer-Mrs Ann D Broaddus (B.S
4325 Shirley Road, Richmond, VA 23225
Roanoke Valley Chapter
Chairman. Medicine-Dr Henry R. Ivey, Jr. (M.D. '74)
4124 Falling Creek Drive, Vinton, VA 24179
Chairman. Pharmacy-Mr. Benjamin W. Powell
IBS. pharmacy '51)
329 Union Street, Salem, VA 24153
Chairman, Nursing-Mrs. Patricia Sharpe Eby
(B.S. nursing '69)
3504 Old Town Road, S.W., Roanoke. VA 24018
President-Mrs. Ann K. Taylor (B.S. nursing '64)
1657 Baypoint Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
President-Mrs. Rita Darlene Folds
(B.S physical therapy '83)
332 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
President -elect -Dr. Walter M. Zirkle, Jr. (M.D. '56)
43 Maplehurst, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
West Virginia Chapter
PrsiJml-Dr. Joseph C. Woofter (M.D. '68)
29 Fairview Heights
Parkersburg. WV 20101
The William H. Grant House
(formerly Sheltering Arms Hos-
pital) which will house the David
G. Williamson, Jr., Institute for
Health Studies of the Depart-
ment of Health Administration.
See pages 2 and 25.
Medical College of Virginia
Alumni Association of
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Scarab is the official publication of the Medical College of Virginia
Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University and is pub-
lished in February, May, August, and November.
® 1987 Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association of Virginia
Commonwealth University, 1105 East Clay Street, Richmond,
VA 23219 / (804)786-0434
Mrs. Franklin B. Stone, executive director of
the Alumni Association, presents Dr. W. C.
Henderson (D.D.S. '37) with a 50-year pin.
St. Philip nursing alumni celebrate at the
MCV Reunion '87 Saturday evening dinner.
2 Annual Meeting '87
4 Reunion '87
What a wonderful time!
20 Alumni Association President
An interview with Dr. Harry I. Johnson, Jr. (M.D. '53)
22 The Charles P. Cardwell, Jr., Lecture
For the first time, a physician is the Charles P. Cardwell,
25 The David G. Williamson, Jr., Institute for Health Studies
27 1987 Graduates Nurture MCV Campus Family Trees
34 Alumni Update
37 Lest We Forget
39 Alumni House Contributors
Executive editor: Mrs. Frances W. Kay
Editor: Joann Spitler
Designer: Regis A. Perhac
Director, VCU Publications: Dr. David Mathis
Mrs. Frances W. Kay, chairman
Mr. Nathan Bushnell III
Dr. A. E. Hodges, Jr.
Mrs. Marianne R. Rollings
Dr. Charles O. Watlington
MCV Alumni Association of VCU staff:
Mrs. Franklin B. Stone, executive director
Ann M. Norman
VCU PUBLICATIONS 87 88
Annual Meeting '87
The 98th annual meeting of the Medi-
cal College of Virginia Alumni Associa-
tion of Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
versity was held at the Richmond
Marriott Hotel on May 16, 1987. The
meeting was called to order at 11:15
am by the president, Mrs. Marianne R.
Rollings, who welcomed alumni and
The minutes of the May 17, 1986,
annual meeting were approved as pub-
lished in the August 1986 issue of the
The November issue of the Scarab
will carry the July 1, 1986-June 30,
1987, financial statements. The com-
plete audit of the previous fiscal year
by McGIadrey, Hendrickson and Pullen
is available at the Alumni Association
Nominating Committee Report
The following slate of officers for the
term July 1, 1987-June 30, 1988, was
Dr. Michael O. McMunn (D.D.S/77)
Dr. Edward James Wiley, Jr. (M.D/56)
Mrs. Frances W. Kay (B.S. nursing'59)
Dr. Thomas W. Nooney, Jr. (Ph.D/70)
Hearing no nominations from the
floor, a motion was made and ap-
proved to close the nominations; and
the candidates were elected unanim-
ously. Mrs. Rollings stated the six vice-
presidents representing the six schools
are elected by the membership of the
respective schools, announced that the
Board of Trustees accepted with regret
the resignation of Mr. Frederick Cifelli
and had asked Mr. Ronald F. Aber-
nathy (B.S. pharmacy '70) to fill the
Mrs. Rollings then introduced Dr.
Harry I. Johnson, Jr., (M.D. '53) who
automatically assumes the presidency
on July 1, 1987, having been elected
president-elect by the membership at
the 1986 annual meeting..
Recognition of the President
Dr. Johnson said that President Rol-
lings had managed the association well
in its daily routine work and repeat-
edly had represented the organization
well in its dealings with the university.
He presented her a past-president's
After brief remarks and announce-
ments, Dr. Johnson adjourned the
meeting on the motion of Dr. Nooney.
Franklin B. Stone
and Faculty Named
The late David G. Williamson, Jr.,
(M.H.A. '57) former vice-chairman of
the Hospital Corporation of America,
has been named the Outstanding
Alumnus of the Year by the Alumni
Mr. Williamson's wife and daughter
accepted the posthumous award in his
honor at the annual reunion on May
Pictured at the Alumni Association annual
meeting on May 16 are (left to right): Mr.
James L Dunn, external affairs officer, School
of Allied Health Professions; Mrs. David G.
Williamson and Miss Beth Williamson,
widow and daughter respectively of the 1987
Outstanding Alumnus of the Year awardee;
and Mr. Nathan Bushnell 111, (M.H.A. '51)
a member of the association's board of trustees.
In presenting the award, Mr.
Nathan Bushnell III (M.H.A. '51)
stated that "MCV has lost an
illustrious and strong supporter. Many
of us have lost a close friend, and the
health care industry of this nation has
lost one of its most brilliant and
innovative leaders." He added that
"Mr. Williamson could always be
counted on to advance the cause of
better patient care through personal
effort as well as participation in the
activities of professional associations.
For more than 30 years he served as a
preceptor of MCV, and he has lectured
extensively throughout the country."
Dr. Robert Q. Marston (M.D. '47)
received the Outstanding Medical
Alumnus Award, and Dr. Robert O
Hudgens (M.D. '53) received the Out-
standing Medical Alumni Service
Award. Mr. Ralph M. Ware, Jr., (B.S.
pharmacy '42) was named Outstanding
Pharmacy Alumnus, and Dr. Hermes
Kontos (Ph.D. '67) received the Out-
standing Basic Health Sciences Alum-
Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr., (D.D.S.
'70) received the Dr. Harry Lyons
Outstanding Alumnus Award for 1987
during Dental Homecoming in April.
In addition, the Medical Division
recognized Dr. G. Watson James III
(M.D. '43) and Dr. Walter E. Bundy,
Jr., (M.D. '45) as distinguished faculty
members of the School of Medicine.
Dr. Robert O. Hudgens (M.D. '53), recipient
of the Medical Division's Outstanding Alumni
Service Award, and his son.
Mr. W. Roy Smith (B.S. pharmacy '41) pre-
sented the Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus
Award to Mr. Ralph M. Ware, jr., (B.S.
Dr. Robert Q. Marston (M.D. '47) (right)
received the Medical Division's Outstanding
Medical Alumnus Award from Dr. David W.
Branch (M.D. '52), president of the Medical
Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr., (D.D.S. '70)
the recipient of the Dr. Harry Lyons Outstand-
ing Alumnus Award for 1987, is surrounded
by his family and Dr. Lyons.
Dr. Hermes A. Kontos (Ph.D. '67) (far left)
was the recipient of the Division of Basic
Health Sciences' Outstanding Alumnus
Mr. David G. Williamson, ]r. (M.H.A. '57)
What a Wonderful Time!
Dr. James C. M. Chan, lecturer for continuing
medical education during Reunion '87.
Dr. Harry L Johnson, Jr., IM.D. '53) incom-
ing president of the Alumni Association, and
his son register with Miss Lynn Merrick,
Alumni Association staff member.
At Dental Homecoming '87, from left, are Dr.
Lindsay M. Hunt, jr., dean of the School of
Dentistry; Dr. Edmund F. Ackell, president of
VCU; and Dr. F. B. Wiebusch, assistant dean
for continuing education, School of Dentistry.
Seated, left to right: Drs. Hawley H.
Seiler, Christine Thelen, John A. B.
Holt, F. A. Rodriguez Forteza, Louise
Leland Clark, and Margaret A.
Standing, left to right: Drs. Kenneth
N. Byrne, James O. Burke, Richard A.
Michaux, Russell G. McAllister, Sta-
nard R. Gillespie, Julien H. Meyer, Wil-
liam A. Pennington, Edward A. Push-
kin, and John T. Llewellyn.
Left to right: Drs. Douglas Q. Handy,
Stephen F. Gutowski, and W. C.
Mr. Max L. Plotkin
Seventy-five percent of the Nursing
Class of '37 returned and enjoyed a
super 50th reunion.
First row, left to right: Mesdames
Grace Walker, Virginia Raiford
Zehringer, Kathleen Priddy Robertson,
Doris Raike Davis, Elizabeth Williford
Harris, Fay Montgomery Clear, Lt.
Col. William Clark, and Mrs. Julia
Second row, left to right: Mrs. Evlyn
V. Craig Hines, Dean Joan Farrell, Lt.
Col. Margaret Price Clark, and Mrs.
Dorothy Summerour Richard.
Third row, left to right: Mrs. Lottie
Jones Howard, Miss Sara Dry Ingold,
Mesdames Virginia Dobyns Farris,
Ruby Sheets Payson, and Mr. Payson.
Fourth row, left to right: Dr. Edward
Lefeber, Mesdames Ellie Weisiger
Lefeber, Rachael Beasley Rooke, Mr.
Joseph Vaden, and Mrs. Fay Thomas
We enjoyed each other and wish those
who did not or could not come good
health. And please try for the 50th.
Seated, left to right: Drs. Maurice S.
Vitsky, William F. Cox, Duvahl Ridg-
way Hull, Josephine Trivett Melchoir,
and George K. Brooks, Jr.
Standing, left to right: Drs. Thomas B.
Smith, Oscar W. Ward, Jr., Ormond
Lee Haynes, and David H. Gatherum.
D'42 had a good turnout and a great
time was had by all!!
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Josephine Woody, Novelene Shroyer,
Barbara Handy, Margaret Hutcherson,
Kitty Woolwine, Florrie Duke, Jeanne
Powers, Evelyn Mirmelstein, and Iris
Standing, left to right: Drs. Mundie E.
Woody, Jr., Donald C. Shroyer, Philip
W. Handy, Irving L. Hutcherson,
Robert E. Woolwine, Jr., James T.
Ashwell, Henry M. Duke, Jr., Tunstall
C. Powers, Cyril R. Mirmelstein, Jacob
L. Balser, and James G. Walker.
When WWII came on the scene, there
were 26 in the senior class. Six have
died, three graduated with the next
class, and one transferred to another
school. Out of a group of a possible 16,
11 attended. Not bad!!
Seated, left to right: Messrs. Charles
A. Anderson, Jr., Ralph M. Ware, Jr.,
Mrs. Ruth Mosby Cox, Messrs. E. Car-
lyle Phillips, and John J. Schooley.
Standing, left to right: Mr. William H.
Lucas, Dr. Herman M. Nachman (P'42,
M'45), Messrs. Frank D. Lawrence, W.
Nelson Ridinger, Nathan M. Rafal, and
Dr. Raymond S. Brown (P'42, M'45).
Medicine 1947 (Saturday evening)
First row, left to right: Drs. Philip L.
Minor, Ann H. Suggs, William W.
Quisenberry, C. Whitney Caulkins, Jr.,
E. Randolph Trice, and Douglas O.
Second row, left to right: Drs. Richard
H. Fisher, Jerome Imburg, Milton D.
Friedenberg, Noland M. Canter, Jr.,
and Robert W. Bradley.
Third row, left to right: Drs. Francis R.
Payne, Jr., James P. Harnsberger,
Ralph S. Riffenburgh, and Robert E.
Fourth row, left to right: Drs. James
W. Phillips, J. Edward Hill, John A.
Byrd, David J. Greenberg, and Harry
C. Foster, Jr.
Fifth row, left to right: Drs. Earl R.
Peters, Stephen Childrey, G. Edward
Calvert, and Fleming B. Harper, Jr.
Sixth row, left to right: Drs. Forrest
W. Pitts, Clem F. Burnett, E. Lemoyne
Coffield, Lawrence M. Howard, Jr.,
and George J. Oliver, Jr.
Seventh row, left to right: Drs. H.
Chesley Decker, William B. Pope, Jr.,
Harold E. Wilkins, and Hampton
Left to right: Mrs. Edith M. Moses,
Mr. R. David Anderson, Mrs. Bertha
C. Rolfe, and Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson.
First row, left to right: Mr. Gravatt,
Mesdames Doris Sours Gravatt, Lois
Parker Henley, Miss Margaret E.
Traylor, Mrs. Lucie Knies Latimer, Dr.
Fratrick, Mesdames V. Merle Matheny
Fratrick, Myrtle Kemmerer Harris, and
Second row, left to right: Mr. Surface,
Mesdames Patricia Williams Surface,
Nancy Ralston Harlow, Cula Messick
Adams, Bertha Suman Whetstone, and
Third row, left to right: Mesdames
Sarah Pride Allen, Mary Wiseman Bai-
ley, Joy Worrell Hawks, Olga
DesChamps Cardoza, Jennie Kennedy
Caulkins, Dr. Caulkins, and Mr.
Fourth row, left to right: Mr. Thomas,
Mrs. Frances Robinson Thomas, Mr.
Mott, and Mrs. Helen Harrell Mott.
Seated, left to right: Drs. John E.
Bryant, John S. Prince, Henry V.
Belcher, Frank A. Hamilton, Jr.,
Thomas W. Turner, Bernard L. Patter-
son, William B. McCutcheon, Jr., and
Second row, left to right: Drs. John A.
Murray, Richard T. Arnest, Jr., Ber-
nard H. Miller, James R. York, Ellis F.
Maxey, Peter W. Squire, William A.
Shelton, John F. Butterworth III, Ken-
neth D. Crippen, Thomas W. Sale, Jr.,
David W. Branch, Harry W. Howren,
Jr., Louis R. Wilkerson, and David R.
Pharmacy '52 Reunion brings alumni
from Panama, Kansas City, and
Rochester. Each person pictured
represents 35 years of service to
First row, left to right: Mrs. Katherine
Moore Smith, Messrs. Nick G. Nicho-
las, Millson S. French, Floyd F. Ben-
nett, William F. White, Jr., Robert H.
Piccolo, and Mrs. Beverly K. Hornsby.
Second Row, left to right: Messrs.
Thomas W. Rorrer, Jr., John Girago-
sian, Billy J. Bray, Dr. Donald B. Bletz,
Charles T. Rector, Gerald M. Rosen-
berg, Paul L. Orebaugh, Dr. William B.
Brown, and Mr. James P. Lamar.
Seated, left to right: Drs. Percy Woot-
ton, Henry B. Hahn, Jr., Richard L.
Relyea, Ruth Williams Campbell Tay-
lor, J. Wayland Dunn, and Robert E.
Standing, left to right: Drs. Charles A.
Wilson, Ronald E. Miller, Thomas D.
Davis, Jr., Benjamin E. Norfleet, Hun-
ter M. Gaunt, Jr., John M. Quarles,
Bruce A. Baber, and Walter G. Bulling-
Front center, sitting: Drs. Felix E. She-
pard and William R. Henley.
Ladies, left to right: Mesdames Gray,
Hankins, Perkins, Jones, Alouf,
Heafner, Adair, Henley, Hoffman,
Allison, Hopkins, Markley, Ms. Tun-
stall, and Mrs. Shepard.
Center, kneeling: Dr. Robert V. Per-
Standing, left to right: Drs. Walter H.
Hankins, Jr., George P. Barnes III,
Hubert E. Kiser, Jr., Fred G. Alouf, Jr.,
Joe M. Adair, Clarence R. Jones, Jr.,
Robert M. Hoffman, Elmer K. Adams,
Robert S. Markley, Thomas U. Hop-
kins, Harold P. Heafner, Jr., Zach T.
Gray III, William H. Allison, and
George T. Tunstall.
Eleven members of the Class of Nurs-
ing '57 returned for their 30th reunion
dinner at the Marriott. Those still in
Richmond on Saturday evening
enjoyed dinner at the Palm Court Res-
taurant in the renovated Main Street
Station and remembered "the good ole
First row, left to right: Mr. Phillips,
Mesdames Johanna Smith Seay, Carol
Brenneman Cantrell, and Shirley Jones
Second row, left to right: Mesdames
Barbara White Phillips, Dorothy
Mason Shepard, Ramona Smythers
Friend, Sally Brown Cline, and
Carolyn Chenoweth Leonard.
Third row, left to right: Drs. Shepard,
Friend, Cline, Steel and Mrs. Janice
Fourth row, left to right: Mesdames
Mariam Clements Davis and Nancy
The Class of M'62 relax at their Silver
Jubilee at the Commonwealth Club.
First row, left to right: Drs. H. George
White, Jr., Margaret J. Willhide, Clar-
ence A. Holland, James L. Towe, Wil-
liam E. Holland, Paul R. McNeer, Ben-
jamin H. Rice, William D. Payne, and J.
Second row, left to right: Drs. Robert
R. Chaplin, Jr., Robert A. Dameron,
Jr., N. Turner Gray, James M. Porter-
field, Jr., Owen W. Brodie, Bobby G.
Holden, and Edward A. Zakaib.
Third row, left to right: Drs. Richard
C. Rashid, Wellford W. Inge, Jr., Cha-
rles J. Blair III, Howard A. Hall,
Anthony R. Prizzi, Andrew J. Werner,
Gerald J. Ruth, Eloise C. Haun, Ezri S.
Sokol, and Austin B. Harrelson..
Present but not pictured: Drs. Thomas
R. Henretta, Robert G. Kendall, and
James L. White.
"D'62 with their lovely dates."
First row, left to right: Doctors W.
Linwood Outten III, James E. Johnson,
Jr., J. Wilson Ames, Jr., Joseph M.
Alexander, and Maury A. Hubbard, Jr.
Back row, left to right: Doctors
Samuel G. Baroody, Jr., John Darrell
Rice, Raymond P. White, Jr., Lowell L.
Hess, Sam E. Woolwine, Robert K.
Hubbard, Jr., George R. Vaughan, Leo
N. Lampros, Robert H. Keller, Robert
B. Dalton, Harry E. Ramsey, Jr., Wil-
liam H. Lewis, Jr., Robert B. Goodwin,
Carl D. Hellberg, William D. Coving-
ton, Robert W. Goode, William F.
Reames, A. Tracy Aitcheson, Jr.,
Gerald T. Taylor, Michael N. Prunty,
and Harold J. Payne.
The Pharmacy Class of '62 had the
largest attendance at their 25th reun-
ion in May.
First row, left to right: Mesdames M.
Caroline Phillips Eskridge, Jane May-
hew Burnette, Tannis Monnington
Warren, Carolyn Bass Witherspoon,
Doris Smyth Totten, and Carla Yates
Second row, left to right: Messrs.
Thomas K. Hutchens, G. Joseph Nor-
wood, James R. King, Jr., J. Richard
Litton, and Mrs. Ann Reilly Bellemore.
Third row, left to right: Messrs. John J.
Gorsica III, Henry R. Davis, Kenneth
E. Moore, A. Ted Cannady, Carl F.
Emswiller, Jr., Robert B. Thomas, John
W. Bass, Edward L. Clay, Jr., and Billy
A terrific turnout by the Nursing '62
class — lots of fun and laughter as we
First row, left to right: Mesdames
Carol Steiner Orschell, Loretta Dice
McMahan, Carole Jones Cornell, Miss
Susan E. Brown, Miss Shirley M.
Thomas, Mesdames Gaylia Kline Hud-
gins and Rugh Magee Kee.
Second row, left to right: Mesdames
Patricia Newman Anderson, Brenda
Waite Morgan, Ann Payne Parsons,
Judith Gott Carter, and Betty Payne
Third row, left to right: Mesdames
Mary Ann Santo Murphy, Anne Beg-
garly Terry, Joyce Arritt Laine, Lynda
Allen Haywood, Glenna Ashburner
Bratten, and Margaret Douglas
Though few in number, a great time
was had by all. We hope to have many
more at our 25th!!
Left to right: Drs. Stuart H. Hamilton,
Jr., Bruce A. Schoor, Frank G. Wray,
Maurice Novick, Rufus H. Gordon,
Stanley E. Heatwole, and M. Taylor
Greenberg. Present but not pictured:
Dr. Myron M. Levine.
First row, left to right: Drs. Gary R.
Bang, L. Malcolm Gordon, Mesdames
Smith, McGhee, Misses Mosek, Dorn-
busch, Drs. Anthony L. Colasanto,
Dennis M. Smith, Ronald W. Smith,
and Donald S. Bolick.
Second row, left to right: Mesdames
Bang, Ross, Glore, Snidow, Grabeel,
Brooks, Osbon, Carroll, Brantley,
Bowen, Shepard, Stone, Burch, Bolick,
Selden, Smith, and Dr. Harvey F.
Third row, left to right: Drs. Edward
F. Ross, Jr., David W. Stone, Jr., Nel-
son, Sandra Richardson Yarbrough,
James W. Glore, C. Trigg Snidow III,
Daniel E. Grabeel, G. Allen Brooks,
Robert E. Osbon, Kenneth D. Bow-
man, Clyde N. Carroll, Joseph E. Brant-
ley, Elmo J. Bowen, Louis E. Shepard,
Jr., Alan I. Burch, J. Lloyd Cumbey,
Stanley W. McGhee, Mrs. Cumbey,
and Dr. H. Patterson Worrell.
We had a grand time reminiscing and
catching up on the latest news! We're
all looking forward to the 25th.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames Carol
Lambin Lynn, Paula Campbell Butter-
field, and Virginia Clark Turner.
Second row, left to right: Mr. G. Roger
Akers, Mesdames Ginger Steele
Branscomb, Sue Connor Holloway,
Dr. Phillip R. Davis (P'67, D'72), Mrs.
Mary Garrett Keeton, Messrs. Frank-
lin D. Yancey, James W. Tolley, and T.
Thomas Musgrove III.
Left to right: Mesdames Gail Wine
Johnson, Linda Vicker Brensike, Mar-
garet Terwey Ballentine, Miss Mary
O. Lindamood, Mesdames Janet
Browning Younger, Joyce Miller Ruth,
Miss Martha Lee Cloe, and Mrs. M.
Ellen Carney Manson.
°4 m^v'Ti 1
The 1972 Class of Medicine celebrated
its 15th reunion with cocktails, dinner,
and dancing at the James River Club
House of the Country Club of Virgi-
nia, on Saturday night, May 16.
First row, left to right: Drs. Karlton A.
Stein, Julie A. Prazich, June Strickland
Henderson, Carolyn Edmunds Tho-
mas, Judith Staley Dunnington, Dawn
Grigg Mueller, and Nolan R. Mauney,
Second row, left to right: Drs. C.
Arthur Nails III, Donald P. Sanders,
Daniel G. Jenkins, James P. Neifeld,
George W. Thomas, M. David Gib-
bons, Gordon N. Kellett II, Clifford E.
Henderson, Gansevoort H. Dunning-
ton, and Edward L. Mollen.
Third row, left to right: Drs. Samuel E.
Gaskins, Howard D. Kahn, Rufus R.
Duffer, Lucian D. Robinson, Grover C.
Robinson III, Thomas J. Powers, Jr.,
Boyd M. Clements, and Richard L.
First row, left to right: Ms. Schaffer,
Mesdames Hill, Swisher, Nanna, and
Second row, left to right: Mesdames
Patteson, Burt, Zimmet, Shearer,
Goral, Levitin, Viglione, Burns, Lynn
Mundy Weidlein (D.H. '72), Miss Jackie
P. Jackson (D.H. '72), Mrs. Shoaf, and
Third row, left to right: Drs. Samuel
C. Patteson, Jr., Arthur F. Burt, Paul
N. Zimmet, Robert J. Goral, Mrs.
Wheless, Drs. John R. Wheless III,
James C. Burns, Steven D. Budnick, H.
Kenneth Shoaf II, and Paul P. Hicks, Jr.
Fourth row, left to right: Drs. Charles
R. Wright, William J. Viglione, William
J. Nanna, James W. Shearer, Donald G.
Levitin, David M. Swisher, B. Rick
Hill, and Richard H. Wood.
Dental Hygiene 1972
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Lynn Mundy
Weidlein and Miss Jackie P. Jackson.
Seated, left to right: Mesdames
Rebecca Shaver Watts, Nancy Williams
Hedberg, Ms. Elda Elizabeth Leet,
Mesdames Empsy Williams Munden,
Leslie Smith Windle, Mr. J. Larry
Thomas, Mesdames Pamela Guinn
Fentress, and Susan Brumback
Standing, left to right: Messrs. L. Pres-
ton Hale, Walter S. Nuckols, Dr. Paul
F. Wheeler, Jr., Messrs. Samuel H.
Coppedge, Jr., William S. Nicholson, B.
Allen Huffman, Philip K. Hopkins,
Douglas L. Davis, Randall Gravely,
Emmett F. Baxter, Keith R. Lantz, and
Frank H. Lucas.
First row, left to right: Mesdames Ann
Sibley Pryor, Sharon Shearman
Nanna, Amy Hofmann Mitchell, Ms.
Rose Marie Jasinski, Mesdames Susan
Floyd Bennett, and Freda Horowitz
Second row, left to right: Mesdames
Peggy Spence Brennan, Leslie Groome
Wyatt, Bonnie Bray May, Ms. Patricia
Eck, Mesdames Brenda Eure Booth,
and Ann White King.
Third row, left to right: Mesdames
Emily Coogan Bennett, Barbara Grisso
Laughlin, Julia Wegman Pillis, Ms.
Linda B. Bryson, and Mrs. Amy T.
Fourth row, left to right: Mesdames
Linda King Busse, Jane Wevers Stein,
and Susan Wickham Gaskins.
"Ten Years After." The Medical Class
First row, left to right: Drs. Thomas E.
Nolan, Frank N. Bain, Gary Q. Casey,
Christopher C. Colenda, Paul E.
Franks, and Thomas Wayne Moxley.
Second row, left to right: Drs. Wayne
T. Johnson, Stuart M. Solan, Julia
Hines Mills, Sandra Winona Lindsey,
Nancy Darden Holland, Susan Claire
Hill, Alan Scott Mills, and Wayne D.
Third row, left to right: Drs. W.
Emory Lewis (M'76), John E. Lee,
Mark E. Whitten, William D. Prince III,
L. Wayne Hess, Michael E. Gayle, R.
Duane Holland (M'75), Thomas K.
Berry, Christopher T. Shaw, Rudolph
Freeman, Jr., Eric R. Frykberg, James
L. Combs, Terry Perrine, and Gaylord
W. Ray (M'76).
Front row, left to right: Drs. Calvin R.
White, Richard J. Joachim, Fred A.
Bubernak, Bryan Beebe, and Deme-
trios P. Milonas.
Middle row, left to right: Drs. Joseph
A. Gwiazdowski, Bruce C. Cook, Mark
M. Neale, Gene C. Mears, Benjamin H.
Yarborough, Linda C. Ray, Michael O.
McMunn, Karen McLeod Jeffery, Wil-
liam B. Parker, Kenneth N. Smith,
Steven G. Garrett, Hal Turkus, Ben-
jamin S. Hanson, Randall I. Furman,
and Jack C. McComb II.
Back row, left to right: Drs. William C.
Barnard, Laurence A. Warren, James S.
Thompson, Robert Kindig, Jack Young,
Jr., John L. Goodloe III, Elizabeth B.
Taylor, John C. Talton II, James F. Nel-
son, James L. Gates, Eugene J.
LeCompte, William L. Stiebel, John C.
Smith, Jr., Jack W. Behn, Bruce C.
Benedictson, Dana H. Chamberlain,
and David W. Murchison, Jr.
Dental Hygiene 1977
Hygienists return for 10-year reunion.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Patricia
McClung Nemitz, Miss Nancy E.
Hash, Mrs. Christy Hendrix Casella,
Misses Julie B. Taylor and Dianne
Standing, left to right: Mesdames
Susan Jones and Teresa Thomas
Left to right: Mrs. Karen Pickett
Pontes and Mrs. Cynthia H. Broyles.
First row, left to right: Mesdames Gail
Twine Gwaltney, Georgeanne Mellilo
Fielden, Nancy Adams Jackson, and
Nancy Morgan Cowardin.
Second row, left to right: Misses Anne
R. Jack, Carol L. Thomas, Mesdames
Kathy Bryant Whitby, Elizabeth Sedlor
Audet, Messrs. Jackson, Cowardin, Dr.
Wong, and Mrs. M. Luanne Cottle
Third row, left to right: Mesdames
Vicky Emmett Fox, Catherine Kedy
Glazebrook, and Debra Shelton Baber.
Seated, left to right: Drs. Mary Susan
Jones, Margaret Nichols Bixenman,
Lynne Pendleton Deane, Steven D.
Williams, Elizabeth York Potocki, Mar-
garet Marshall Gary, and Kather-
ine Pinckney Law.
Standing, left to right: Drs. Joel A.
Danisi, Bruce A. Silverman, James E.
Landen, and Sam L. Barton.
A good turn out for the D'82s. Where
were the rest of you?
Kneeling, left to right: Drs. Samuel F.
Rowe, Kenneth R. Chalfant, Harold A.
Fleming, and David Manning Pate.
Seated, left to right: Drs. Susan Gail
Penniston, Mary Elizabeth Gregory,
Jane Parver Eisen, Candace E. Evans,
Jerry G. Caravas, Jr., Deborah Kody
Tabb, Martha Allen Dawson, Clyde
McAllister Garrison III, Richard A. Jor-
alman II, Susan Burton Feeley,
Timothy J. Brady, Oliver C. Green-
wood, Jr., William H. Ayers III, W.
Herman Inge, Jr., and David R. Ferry.
Standing, left to right: Drs. B. Blair
Morris, Drore Eisen, Anthony W. Sav-
age, John S. Kittrell, F. Anderson Wade
III, Brain C. Harsha, L. Scott Sill, Noel
S. Root, Joseph E. Rusz, Jr., Walter E.
Saxon, Jr., Kevin C. Cooper, Frank D.
Bruni, Frank J. Beale, Mark Steven
Ball, Roger L. Marcellin, Jeffrey M.
Gallisdorfer, Stephen T. French, and
Steven D. Lutz.
Would you believe five years have
passed, and we are all still smiling?
First row, left to right: Mr. Kenneth R.
Holley, Ms. Patricia L. Seim, Mr.
Steven C. Jones, Misses Linda Y.
Harver, Cheryl D. Williams, Kim
Jones, and Mr. Steven L. Broudy.
Second row, left to right: Miss Debra
F. Fary, Mrs. Renee White Thornhill,
Mr. Timothy D. Thornhill, Mrs. Mary
Waj Baxter, Messrs. Kevin J. Carrig,
George E. Walker, Mrs. Billie Thomp-
son Schneider, Messrs. Ronald K.
Bunch, Dennis W. Parker, Tony C.
Rowlette, Michael M. Hayter, Keith T.
Harper, William C. Wingfield, Ms.
Myra E. Clements, and Mr. Jeffrey L.
Left to right: Missess Michele A.
Majewski, Kathleen K. Barksdale,
Mary (Catherine Mehfoud, Devona E.
Winston, and Mary F. Morrissette.
Enjoying the M '82 hospitality suite.
Lecturers at the Scientific Assembly, left to
right, are Dr. James M. McKenney, Dr.
Hermes A. Kontos, Dr. Charles O. Watling-
ton, and Ms. Carolyn M. Lambert.
Dr. Hermes Kontos addressed the Scientific
Three past presidents thank Mr. Stephen C.
Harvey for his helpfulness and assistance as
director of VCU alumni activities. Pictured,
from left, are Dr. E. A. Hodges, jr., Mr. Ste-
phen C. Harvey, Mrs. Frances W. Kay, and
Mrs. Marianne Rollings.
Dr. Harry 1. Johnson, jr. (M.D. '53)
by Paul Woody
When Dr. Harry I. Johnson, Jr.,
was growing up, it was quite excit-
ing to catch the street car from his
home in Salem, Virginia, and ride
it several miles into Roanoke.
"That was a major excursion,"
he said with a laugh.
Over the years, Johnson has
gone on many much larger excur-
sions. As an officer in the United
States Navy Reserve, he has trav-
eled throughout the world. He has
seen all of Europe, lived in a fish-
ing village on an island off the
coast of Sardinia, and visited
China. He even owns a condomin-
ium in Columbia.
But no matter where he has
gone, there have been two con-
stants in his life — his private prac-
tice of internal medicine in Roa-
noke and his love for MCV.
Johnson graduated from the
School of Medicine in 1953 and
entered private practice in Roa-
noke in 1957.
And now in 1987, he will serve
as the president of the MCV
Alumni Association of VCU.
Throughout his travels, Johnson
has learned one thing. The trip
home is much more pleasant if you
have a nice place to return to.
That's one of the major issues
he plans to address during his
tenure as alumni association
"A major priority, if not the
major priority is the future of an
alumni house, be it this one or
whatever other house we have,"
Johnson said from the living room
of the current alumni house, the
Maupin-Maury House on the
Plans initially called for the
Maupin-Maury House to be trans-
ported across Clay Street to prop-
erty the university had exchanged
with the Alumni Association. That
sounds relatively straightforward
But these are modern times, and
in modern times, people labor for
years in search of the simplest
solution, only to discover that the
simple often gives way to the
It should come as no surprise to
anyone in the medical profession
that insurance is the problem. The
insurance costs involved in moving
the entire building have become
"Now, it seems more reasonable
to move the facade and save the
significant interior pieces, such as
the marble mantlepieces, and build
an entire new buidling," Johnson
said. "The Alumni Association
needs a new home. Since the deci-
sion was made to move, no main-
tenance has been done on this
building. It could be condemned
around us unless we get out
"And, a new home would enable
the Alumni Association to better
serve the MCV Campus."
What Johnson forsees is not just
an administrative location for the
association offices. He foresees a
building that would house a faculty
club, as well as suites for visiting
professors and distinguished vis-
itors to the campus.
"I hope we can get things going
within the next year," Johnson
said. "But we have no estimate of
completion, no bids have been
taken. But since the Alumni Asso-
ciation is 98 years old, it would be
nice to have a new facility for its
Johnson also hopes to help the
Alumni Association in another
area. One way alumni can express
their support of the university is
through monetary contributions.
Johnson has issued a challenge to
the 99 other members of the medi-
cine class of '53.
Johnson has set a goal of 100
percent participation in annual giv-
ing from the class of '53 and a goal
of $100,000 in contributions.
"It's a challenge to our class, but
we had a pretty tightly knit group
when I was here," Johnson said.
"We've kept up with each other
over the years."
Johnson has not been an easy
person to keep up with. He always
has enjoyed traveling, and the
navy afforded him an opportunity
to do just that. He realized that
even when he joined at the age of
17 during World War II.
"When I put the white hat on
for Uncle Sam it was a join the
navy and see the world type of
thing," Johnson said. "I enjoyed it."
Johnson was a career navy man
who retired from the service with
the rank of captain last spring
when he reached the age of 60.
"The navy says you retire when
you reach my age." Johnson said.
But before he retired, he enjoyed
a few of the fringe benefits the
navy has to offer.
For instance, he met his wife
while on a summer tour of duty in
Key West where she was a nurse
in a navy hospital. And in their 19
years of marriage, summer tours
of duty for the navy took them to,
among other places, Spain, Italy,
an island off the coast of Sardinia,
and the Philippines.
But he hasn't relied entirely on
the navy to take him to exotic
Because his wife is a devotee' of
National Geographic, the Johnson
family (his wife Jolene and sons
Harry III, who is 18, and Scott,
who is 13) own a home in Santa
"It's the oldest western-settled
town in the New World. It dates
back to 1425," Johnson said.
Spending time in Columbia isn't
something most would consider
commonplace. But Johnson doesn't
think of it as being all that exotic.
There was a perfectly logical rea-
son for going there in the first
"And we used to go to Key West
in February," Johnson said, "but it
kind of got overrun with tourists.
"(One winter) My oldest son had
been sick with pneumonia, and we
were looking for a place in the sun.
We couldn't get into the hotel we
wanted in Puerto Rico, but my
wife had just read National Geograph-
ic about the emerald coast of
Columbia and how marvelous it
"Now, that's not everyone's cup
of tea, but until drugs became
popular as a recreational vehicle, it
was a different sort of time. But
where we are is fine, no problems.
And the weather is always fine. It's
85, plus or minus five degrees,
year 'round. We're on the south
rim of the Carribbean, and I guess
you would say it's something like
Columbia's Myrtle Beach. But you
have to stretch your imagination
to say that," Johnson added with a
The Johnsons bought a condo-
minium there in 1971.
Now, Johnson would like to
make visits to the MCV Campus
as attractive for alumni as vaca-
tioning in Columbia has been for
his family. He knows he can't
make it 85 degrees, plus or minus
five, year 'round. But he has seen
the progress downtown Richmond
has made, and he thinks the same
can be done to the MCV Campus.
"It's hard for an urban university
to attract alumni back to its ivy-
covered halls, when those halls
might be next to the parking lot of
a fast-food restaurant," he said.
"We want to make the entire MCV
area a more attractive place to
visit, and we think a new alumni
house could play a major role in
"We're going to try to get the
alumni house situation going. The
Alumni Association has been strug-
gling, living in a makeshift envi-
ronment ever since the decision
was made to move instead of ren-
ovate. Everybody gets nervous
about moving. But I think we've
got to move."
Johnson has been a mover in the
Alumni Association for quite some
time. He was chairman of the
association's Medical Division
three years ago and has served on
the Board of Trustees "off and on
for the last 15 years."
His appointment as president
lasts for one year, and he is well
aware that one year is enough, if
you do it right.
"The growing pains that came
with integrating the downtown
campus with the uptown campus
have not been the easiest to over-
come." Johnson said. "But we need
to realize that everyone's goal is
the same. The only reason alumni
associations exist is to benefit the
university and to make the univer-
Paul Woody is a sports writer with the
Richmond News Leader.
The Charles P. Cardwell, Jr.,
Charles P. Cardwell, Jr.
Dr. James S. Todd, this year's
Charles P. Cardwell, Jr., lecturer,
is the first physician invited to
deliver the Cardwell Lecture. He
is senior deputy executive vice-
president of the American Medical
Association. The accompanying
article is based on his speech pre-
sented at the national meeting of
health administration alumni held
in conjuction with the annual
congress of the American College
of Healthcare Executives in Chi-
cago earlier this year.
The Charles P. Cardwell, Jr.,
Lecture was established in 1973
by the Alumni Association in
memory of Mr. Cardwell. Charles
P. Cardwell, Jr., joined the MCV
staff in 1940 and in 1947 was
appointed director of MCV Hospi-
tals. In recognition of the need for
formal education in hospital
administration, he and Dr. William
T. Sanger, president of MCV,
were instrumental in establishing
the School of Hospital Adminis-
tration, now the Department of
Health Administration in the
School of Allied Health Profes-
sions, in 1949. — Dr. Thomas C.
Barker, Dean, School of Allied
It is a sign of the times that I am
with you today. When the Card-
well Lecture was established 15
years ago, health care executives
and physicians were swimming in
the waters of tradition and had lit-
tle need to reason together.
Your first lecturer, Ray E.
Brown, was executive vice-
president of Northwestern's
McGaw Medical Center and was
indeed a distinguished executive.
Subsequently other distinguished
speakers included the president of
the American Hospital Association,
the president of Blue Cross,
members of the legal community,
and respected administrators of
various health care facilities as well
as several in publishing.
Charles Cardwell's vision was
correct: health care administration
was too important to be left to
chance. The establishment of
excellence in that field was a goal
to be desired. The correctness of
that vision is demonstrated amply
by this gathering this evening.
I don't have to tell you how very
different things are in 1987. Our
worlds impact upon each other,
and greater forces buffet both of
us. Roles are changing, and I think
we are feeling our way together.
Physicians and administrators are
beginning to have a running dia-
logue for only collectively, we
realize, can we insure the con-
tinued excellence in health care for
Americans that has become the
envy of the rest of the world.
I have been asked to talk about
the broad issues facing the medical
profession and what roles physi-
vision was correct:
health care administra-
tion was too important
to be left to chance."
cians are to play in shaping that
The first part of my assignment
is easy. It should come as no sur-
prise that the issues causing us
concern as physicians are the same
ones that are giving health care
The second part of my assign-
ment, looking into a crystal ball
and predicting how physcians will
shape the future, is a bit more
"Physicians and adminis-
trators are beginning to
have a running dialogue
for only collectively, we
realize, can we insure
the continued excellence
in health care for Ameri-
cans that has become the
envy of the rest of the
The key really lies in how physi-
cians will shape the issues of today,
for it is those perceptions and
actions that will pave our way to
the future brick by brick. But I
don't belive we can understand the
present, much less gaze into the
future, without a cold, objective
look at the past. We must
remember the hard-won lessons of
this decade, or the new path we
are forging will be nothing more
than a circle.
We are paying for a ride Amer-
ica took on a gravy train; it was a
joy ride that lasted for more than
25 years. In an effort to attract the
best employees, companies dangled
an irresistible carrot; and every
year benefits got bigger and better.
The most attractive benefit was
unlimited medical coverage, unlim-
ited visits to physicians, unlimited
coverage of tests and other proce-
dures, unlimited hospitalization,
and just about unlimited every-
thing else. Physicians got a little
spoiled, so did hospital
Then things began to change.
Our economy began to crumble.
Suddenly foreign business was
booming while U.S. interests
began to decline. Our rate of
export declined, and no longer
could American business foot the
bill for unlimited medical expendi-
tures and hope to stay competitive.
Premiums became too high for
insurance, and the result was scal-
ing back medical benefits.
Now it is common for employees
to pay a deductible on hospitaliza-
tion, hospital visits, and even some
procedures. An unfortunate result
is that preliminary studies indicate
that patients, under these circum-
stances, are much less likely to
seek medical care even when they
need it. Even more tragic are the
33 million uninsured people who
simply cannot afford the premiums
but are not poor enough to qualify
for Medicaid. On top of that, add
15 million Americans who have
hopelessly inadequate coverage.
About the same time that busi-
ness discovered it had goofed, the
federal government discovered it
had an economic mess on its
hands. It took this nation more
than 200 years to reach a national
debt that totaled $1 trillion dollars.
It took only five years to top the
second trillion. Now nearly one-
half of every personal tax dollar
goes just to service the national
debt. Like anyone else who has
overdrawn a checking account,
Uncle Sam has been forced to jug-
gle the budget, hoping in vain to
make ends meet. In a frantic
search for dollars, all government-
subsidized health care programs
have been hacked to ribbons.
The saddest fact is that when
one talks about health care, a
bottom-line mentality is counter-
productive and calculated to pro-
duce only more damage. Unfortu-
nately economics and the public
and private sectors are only two
pieces of the complicated puzzle
that medicine has become in the
1980s. Perhaps more insidious is
the philosophical attitude that says
the health care profession needs to
be controlled, not to make it better
but to make it more uniform and
predictable. This has become emi-
nently clear with DRGs, prospec-
tive pricing reimbursement for
hospitals, and now the uncons-
cionable attempt to place radiolo-
gists, pathologists, and anesthesi-
ologists in hospitals under DRG
reimbursements as well. Anyone
who has looked at history realizes
quickly that if any physicians go
under DRG reimbursement, in
only a short time all physicians will
James 5. Todd, M.D., senior deputy exec-
utive vice-president, AMA.
be under DRG reimbursements.
That is intolerable and unaccept-
able to the profession.
The need to economize by using
the forces of competition never
will work in health care, for health
care is not a perfect market. The
informational inequality between
provider and consumer can never
be bridged; and probably most
important, competition knows no
altruism. The need to economize
has caused some physicians to
become salaried physicians and
others to make other contractual
arrangements when many might
have preferred private practice. All
of this has led to the birth and
growth of alternative delivery sys-
tems. The development of these
new systems is perfectly accept-
able; I don't see corporate entities
as the Darth Vader of medicine.
We simply want to make sure that
all physicians, whether they are
brand new or established, can
choose freely their mode of prac-
tice without unfair economic sup-
port for one method over another.
Even the good in our recent past
has damaged us. We have a bril-
liant tradition of scientific advan-
ces. But as miraculous as these
advances have become, they have
had their own negative impact. We
are living in a bewildering period
of opposites. At the same time the
system is feeling the effects of an
increasing depletion of financial
resources, the more developed and
expensive our technology is
becoming. Americans spent $450
billion in 1986 alone on health
care. If we think that is too much
to spend, and nobody has yet to
decide what is the right amount to
spend, and that we also have
wrung all the waste out of the sys-
tem and are operating at maxi-
mum efficiency, we are approach-
ing the point rapidly where
physicians, patients, families, ethi-
cists, and hospital administrators
are going to have to make some
painful decisions. We apparently do
not have the resources to provide
unlimited tertiary care to every-
one, regardless of individual cir-
cumstances. It is a terrible dilemma
that basically says to us to do
The same can be said of the
Reagan administration's love affair
with the DRG system and Medi-
care cuts. You and I know too well
that we are caught between a rock
and a hard place on the federal
reimbursement schemes. But the
real victims are the elderly. This is
a particularly vulnerable group of
patients who are frightened and
confused when it comes to ques-
tions about their health. The so-
called reforms are downright sadis-
tic. We recently commissioned a
nation-wide survey and found that
48 percent of all physicians already
feel they have been unduly pres-
sured to discharge Medicare
patients prematurely, owing to the
adoption of DRGs. The govern-
ment has overlooked the fact that
our health care system is not set
up to receive those less well recov-
ered, and we have no place to send
these patients. The most rapidly
growing segment of our health
care delivery system is that of
home health care, a very subtle but
effective method of cost shifting
on the part of the federal govern-
ment. I am heartened by the rapid
move of the health care industry
into longer term facilities for these
special patients, but it is an enor-
mous change that cannot be
These are strange times when
health care providers team up with
what traditionally were more hos-
tile groups than friendly. We stand
much to gain by working together
to shape the future. We must
work together on behalf of our
communities; and it is vital that we
share decisions about hospital
expansion, new services, new con-
struction, and new types of
We're all in this together; turf
battles will only deter us and
create problems we can do with-
out. Decisions will have to be made
at every institution, big or small,
about which programs to keep and
which ones to drop. We must
decide together which patient ser-
vices are outstanding at a given
hospital and drop the others that
can be done better at another hos-
pital. It is no longer realistic for
one facility to do it all. While we
must come together in thse deci-
sions, we must delineate clearly
our individual roles in these areas.
For example, it is imperative that
hospitals and other facilities do
everything possible to guarantee
the professional autonomy of phy-
sicians in clinical decision making.
The ability to decide what a patient
requires clinically, the form of
treatment that should be given,
and the setting in which that care
should be given is an important
factor that physicians will not
relinquish readily. I understand
very well how difficult that can be,
but be warned, the clinical decision
side of medicine must be left to
physicians as they cannot do their
job if they are answering to any
authority other than patients. The
profession is more upset over this
issue than perhaps any others;
physicians will resist cookbook
medicine and will fight the hardest
to preserve professional autonomy,
perhaps even harder than they will
fight to preserve income.
The time has come for physi-
cians to bow out of the day-to-day
operations of hospitals. While we
may bring you patients, we lack
the time and expertise and are in
reality in a position of dependency
on those of you who operate our
"The real victims are the
elderly. This is a particu-
larly vulnerable group of
patients who are fright-
ened and confused when
it comes to questions
about their health . . .
The government has
overlooked the fact that
our health care system is
not set up to receive
those less well recov-
ered, and we have no
place to send these
health care delivery systems. We
are dependent on you, for your
hard labors in complying with the
myriad of regulations, regulations
that multiply, double, and triple
from one year to the next. We rely
on you for attracting the hundreds
of hospital employees who do dili-
gently share our burdens. We rely
on you for fund raising. We rely
on you to administer patient care
programs, programs that are
becoming more diverse and sophis-
ticated every day. We rely on you
to maintain a safe environment for
patient care. We rely on you for
your many public health and out-
reach projects that tie your hospi-
tals to the communities they serve.
We rely on you for just about ev-
erything. Without the hospitals
you administer, doctors could not
care for the patients who need us
most. By the same token hospitals
could not care for patients without
physicians. It becomes the best
definition of a joint venture I can
Our dependency is born also of
this new era of profit margins, bot-
tom lines, balance sheets, and mar-
keting. It is an era of medicine as
business. We as physicians find it
difficult to think about next year's
hospital budget and care for
patients at the same time without
creating a conflict. Doctors must
confine themselves to the clinical
side of hospital operations and
patient care and give you guidance
in these areas. We as physicians
are first, foremost, and always
patient advocates. That is a role
that will never change, it must
never change. That is a corner of
the future that I can predict with
What lies ahead depends on you
and me. It depends on how well
and how quickly we adapt to our
new roles. It depends upon how
hard physicians and health care
executives are willing to work
together to influence the outcome
of those issues that threaten the
excellence and availability of medi-
cal care in this country.
One thing is eminently clear: the
only standard we will know in the
future is that of change — contin-
ued, inevitable, accelerating
change. Interventions will con-
tinue, conflicts will increase, and
those who will succeed in this pro-
fession of ours will be more con-
scious of the judicious use of
resources, will harness and tolerate
diversity, will cultivate relations
with patients and colleagues, and
will maintain a sense of social
responsibility. Those who will suc-
ceed will be accountable for quality
and competence to those who pay
and to those who can't.
With confidence in the future
through a unified purpose, it will
take but little ingenuity for physi-
cians and hospital administrators
to continue translating technical
progress into human progress.
The David G.Williamson, Jr.,
Institute for Health Studies
At its May meeting, the VCU
Board of Visitors named the
Department of Health Administra-
tion's Institute for Health Studies
the David G. Williamson, Jr., Insti-
tute for Health Studies in honor of
the late David G. Williamson, Jr.,
In 1985 Williamson accepted
the chairmanship of a major fund-
raising campaign to establish New
Ventures in Health Administration
Education for the Department of
Health Administration. He worked
vigorously in this campaign to
raise $1.5 million until his death in
The purpose of this $1.5 million
fund is to renovate a portion of the
Sheltering Arms Hospital to pro-
vide a permanent site for the
Department of Health Administra-
tion of the School of Allied Health
Professions and to establish an
endowment to provide corporate
support for what is now known as
the David G. Williamson, Jr., Insti-
tute for Health Studies.
The Department of Health Ad-
ministration saw the need to estab-
lish the institute because of a
desire to externalize the depart-
ment's offerings as well as to
respond to contemporary health
care needs of the community at
Encompassing an executive pro-
gram, an administrative residency
program, and a center for research
and health services, the Williamson
Institute will provide a much-
needed link between the university
and administrative practitioners in
the field. This will be accomplished
through a joint venture with public
and private health care organiza-
tions, providing a forum for study-
ing the often conflicting require-
ment that health care organi-
zations be at once innovative, effi-
cient, and responsive to societal
needs. Contemporary issues, such
as patient payments, cost contain-
ment, and the changing patterns of
ownership in the health care deliv-
ery system, are just a few of the
present-day problems to be
The former Sheltering Arms
Hospital building, an antebellum-
style mansion built in 1857 by Wil-
liam H. Grant, boasts some famous
neighbors, such as the Maupin-
Maury House, home of the MCV
David G. Williamson, Jr. (M.H.A. '57)
Alumni Association of VCU; the
White House of the Confederacy;
the Valentine Museum; and the
Leigh House. In the late 1800s the
Grant House became the Shelter-
ing Arms Hospital, an institution
founded to care for needy citizens.
According to James L. Dunn,
director of external affairs for the
School of Allied Health Profes-
sions, the campaign now stands at
$635,000. A number of sizable
donations have been pledged from
health care-related corporations
and from among the Department
of Health Administration's nearly
800 alumni being solicited.
Response from the department's
faculty members has been excel-
lent, with pledges and donations
The MCV Foundation is acting
as custodian of the funds for
investment, with interest and divi-
dends being used to fund the Wil-
liamson Institute. It receives all
campaign gifts and administers the
The William H. Grant House (formerly Shel-
tering Arms Hospital), future home of The
David G. Williamson, Jr., Institute for Health
MCV Foundation: Making a Difference
Making a difference is what the MCV Foundation is all about. Your support allows MCV
to be the best at what it is — a teaching facility for the health sciences. Foundation funds
provide educational and research opportunities to faculty and students which could not
be provided any other way. The results — excellence!
Make a difference by making a lifetime gift or bequest to the MCV Foundation. For
additional information, please contact David E. Bagby, Jr., executive director, MCV
Foundation, (804) 786-9734.
Medical College of Virginia Foundation
Box 234, MCV Station
Richmond, Virginia 23298
1987 Graduates Nurture
MCV Campus Family Trees
By Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis
Attending VCU's MCV Campus is
simply following a family tradition
for many of our students. As they
graduated on May 16, students
Anne Elizabeth Snowden and
Richard M. Whittington each
formed new branches on their
MCV Campus family trees.
Anne Elizabeth, "Beth," is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
G. Snowden of Abingdon, Virgi-
nia, both of whom are graduates of
MCV (pharmacy '59 and medical
technology '57, respectively). Beth
received her degree in medicine
and will be fulfilling her internship
and residency in obstetrics and
gynecology at the University of
Mississippi at Jackson over the
next four years. Eventually she
would like to practice in Virginia,
perhaps in the Abingdon area.
Beth says her decision to enroll
at the MCV Campus had a great
deal to do with the fact that both
of her parents, as well as several
cousins, had studied here. "I had
been to visit a few times over the
years," she says. "I came back dur-
ing college and after meeting with
Dr. Hench, dean of admissions, for
whom my mother had worked as a
student, I decided to apply." Beth
feels confident about her prepara-
tion for the future with the medi-
cal education she has received.
"The facilities at MCV and the clin-
ical aspect of the education can't be
beat," she says.
Ronald and Shirley (Counts)
Snowden, Beth's parents, own and
operate Snowden's Pharmacy in
Saltville, Virginia. They met while
they were both students at MCV.
Richard is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. E. Robert Whittington (den-
tistry '66) and the husband of
Missy Whittington. Richard plans
to join his father's dental practice
in Northern Virginia following
graduation. "My dad has a good
practice, and I want to return to
The Snowden family, from left: Beth IM.D.
'87), Ronald IBS. pharmacy '59), and Shirley
(B.S. medical technology '57).
that geographical area," says
Richard. "It is an opportunity that I
can't pass up."
Richard came to the MCV Cam-
pus "mainly because I wanted to
attend dental school in Virginia,"
he says. "I considered MCV and
Georgetown but am glad I chose
MCV. I have been very happy with
the experience here," Richard says.
Robert Whittington, Richard's
dad, says he is "really looking for-
ward to having Richard come into
the practice." In fact his office will
soon be moving to a new building
to accommodate the growth.
Robert became interested in
attending dental school after serv-
ing in the dental corps in the air
force. He enrolled as an under-
graduate in the University of
Richmond and while there decided
to enter our School of Dentistry. "I
don't know why Richard chose
dentistry," says Robert. "He was a
biology major in college and knew
from day one that he would have
to go to medical, dental, or gradu-
ate school," he says. "It was
Richard's decision alone to go into
dentistry and to attend MCV."
While the decisions were Richard's,
however, Dr. Whittington was
"surprised and very happy" with
the choices he made.
Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis is a doctoral stu-
dent at the College of William and Mary.
The National Cancer Institute of the
National Institutes of Health has
awarded a $1.2 million training grant
to MCV Hospitals to train postdoctoral
fellows in the area of cancer biology.
Dr. David Goldman, chairman of the
Division of Hematology/Oncology and
scientific director of the Massey
Cancer Center, is the recipient of the
five-year grant and will serve as direc-
tor of the training program.
The program is a multi-disciplinary
activity involving scientists in the
School of Medicine and the School of
Basic Health Sciences. It emphasizes
basic training in the areas of cell biol-
ogy, immunology, carcinogenisis,
molecular biology, and molecular and
The grant, which will support the
training of persons who hold doctoral
degrees or both doctoral and medical
degrees in cancer-related specialties,
will provide support for up to three
years of postdoctoral training for each
fellow. Approximately 15 to 20 post-
doctoral fellows will participate in the
program, many of whom will be re-
cruited from major graduate programs
across the nation.
New MCV Campus
Master Plan Update
The Board of Visitors recently
approved the Master Plan Update for
the MCV Campus. Known as the
"MCV-2000 Master Plan Update," its
purpose is to determine space
requirements through the year 2000
and to consolidate related programs
for MCV Hospitals and health
The plan proposes six projects:
ambulatory care expansion, a new
medical sciences building, limited
renovation of the A.D. Williams
Clinic and West Hospital, second
floor renovation of the Supply and
Distribution Building, a new hospital
support building, and new facilities
for the Schools of Nursing and Allied
Health Professions. Estimated total
cost for the six projects is $85.3 mil-
lion; approximately 50 percent of
these funds are expected to be raised
from private sources.
The ambulatory care expansion
project proposes a 90,000 square foot
addition to existing facilities to house
specialty and primary care services.
The estimated cost is $11.7 million.
The new Medical Sciences Building
will expand teaching facilities, labora-
tories, and faculty office space. The
building would be constructed in two
phases with a total of 223,000 square
feet and at an estimated cost of $33.5
million. Phase 1 will be located on the
site of Dooley and East Hospitals; and
Phase 2, an addition to Phase 1,
would be located on the site of the
existing Nursing Education Building.
The limited renovation of the A.D.
Williams Clinic and West Hospital
will provide hospital and academic
facilities for an interim period of 7-10
years; the estimated cost is $8.2
The second floor of the hospital's
Supply and Distribution Building will
be renovated for the permanent
occupancy of the blood bank, respira-
tory therapy, morgue and autopsy
facilities, and patient transport sup-
MCV-2000 Master Plan Update
Phase 1 /Medical Sciences Bldg.
Phase 2/Medical Sciences Bldg.
($\ Ambulatory Care
(3) Hospital Supply-Distribution Bldg.
®A. D. Williams/
port. The cost is estimated to be $1.4
A new hospital support facility,
built on a site at 12th and Marshall
Streets, would house all hospital
diagnostic and treatment services
remaining in the A.D. Williams Clinic
and West Hospital as well as adminis-
trative and support services; esti-
mated cost is $20 million.
Constructing new facilities for the
Schools of Allied Health Professions
and Nursing calls for major renova-
tion of the McGuire Building, demoli-
tion of McGuire Annex, and a new
building on that site for an estimated
cost of $10.5 million.
The Three Bears
©Schools of Nursing and
Allied Health Professions
The three bears, a familiar scene in
the courtyard of West Hospital since
1941, have been moved to a safer
corner inside the Twelfth Street
entrance of Main Hospital. Stop by to
see them next time you're in
(The continuing concern with the
issue of a name change for the medi-
cal center (Medical College of Virgin-
ia] has again been raised by the Aca-
demic Planning Committee of VCU.
The Report of the Academic Planning
Committee was submitted on February
11, 1987, to Dr. Charles Ruch, pro-
vost and vice-president for academic
affairs. It should be noted that this
committee report requires approval
by the Academic Council and the
University Council before going to
the Board of Visitors.
The Academic Planning Committee
report was reviewed by the Academic
Council and the University Council.
The following statement was for-
warded to Dr. Edmund F. Ackell,
president of the university, by Dr.
Ruch and Dr. Alastair M. Connell,
vice-president for health sciences:
"We do not agree with the committee
recommendation that a name change
for the medical center is a priority."
An excerpt from the report is
reprinted from the April 15, 1987,
edition of VCU Today, the faculty/
staff newspaper of VCU, at the
request of the Executive Committee,
Board of Trustees, MCV Alumni
Association of VCU. — Mrs. Frances
W. Kay, executive editor of the
The quality of VCU's student body,
its academic programs, and its repu-
tation and image are inextricably
interwoven. VCU's image ultimately
derives from the strength of its stu-
dents and its graduates and from the
products of its academic programs.
On the other hand, the reputation of
VCU is the means by which it
recruits and retains students and
gains support for its academic pro-
grams. Therefore, to improve the
quality of its student body and
enhance its academic progams, VCU
must present itself to its various con-
stituencies in the most favorable light
During recent years VCU has
made significant progress in this
area. Faculty have received national
and international recognition for
their achievements; the VCU faculty
awards program has demonstrated
the university's pride in its faculty; as
a part of the Capital Fund Campaign
the strengths of the institution have
been widely publicized; and the phys-
ical appearance of the grounds has
However, our reputation has not
kept pace with our academic accom-
plishments, and the time has come to
concentrate on our image — our self
image, our image in Richmond and in
the Commonwealth, and our image
in the broader academic community.
During the next biennium the uni-
versity must (1) drastically improve
its service functions; (2) continue to
move toward achieving a unified aca-
demic identity for VCU; and (3) con-
tinue to promote activities with high
1. Competency, Common Cour-
tesy, and Collegiality. The Aca-
demic Planning Committe
recommends that a highly vis-
ible program directed from the
highest levels of the university
be implemented immediately to
ensure that all elements of the
university provide competent
service and reaffirm their
common mission and mutual
respect. VCU has well-quali-
fied, committed individuals in
each of its units. Building on
this resource, the program
(a) Ensure that the compet-
ency level of services pro-
vided by the university be
drastically improved. The
current level of services is
not satisfactory, and
immediate steps must be
taken to alleviate this
situation. In general the
university must markedly
improve the entire spec-
trum of services provided
to its students and faculty;
(b) Ensure that respect for
students and respect for
faculty and staff be given
the highest priority of
faculty, administrators, and
all units of the university
agencies, student accounts,
and financial aid.
(c) Systematically ensure that
all communications be
literate, polite, and positive
in tone. In particular, the
program should include
materials prepared for stu-
dents by faculty; internal
memos from faculty and
faculty and others to the
press and other units out-
side of the university;
recruiting materials sent to
and graduate students; noti-
fications from university
parking; correspondence to
students from enrollment
services; and billings to
faculty, and staff; and
(d) Make use of the normal
administrative units of the
university to ensure that
all employees recognize the
importance that the uni-
versity places in common
courtesy, in the competent
delivery of service and in
the development of a sense
of pride in Virginia Com-
2. Unified Identity for VCU. The
university must present itself
both internally and externally
as a single institution. As a step
toward that end, the committee
recommends that a name pat-
tern be chosen which projects
the image of a unified institu-
tion and, at the same time,
reflects its heritage and incor-
porates its various and rich
One solution is to rename all
freestanding schools as Col-
leges of Virginia Common-
wealth University. For example,
the Medical School would
become the Medical College of
Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
versity; the School of Basic
Health Sciences would become
the College of Basic Health
Sciences of Virginia Common-
wealth University, the School
of Business would become the
College of Business of Virginia
Commonwealth University, etc.
At the very least, formal ref-
erences to the East Campus
should, without exception, link
the name VCU with references
It is important that all elements
of the university family includ-
ing administration, faculty,
students, and alumni work
together in the most coopera-
tive spirit possible in order for
this institution to prosper in
the competitive world of higher
education. Each element will
prosper as the whole prospers.
3. Activities with High Visibility.
The committee recommends
that the university continue to
develop those activities that
provide high visibility for the
institution. Included are the
participation of the faculty in
national and international
activities within the disciplines,
the provision of high-quality
professional continuing educa-
tion programs, the cooperation
of the university with regional
school systems in fostering the
intellectual and artistic enrich-
ment of elementary and secon-
dary school students and
teachers, the sponsoring of var-
ied cultural events by the
School of the Arts, the provi-
sion of high quality patient care
by the Medical College of Vir-
ginia Hospitals, the continuing
development of a nationally
recognized basketball program
and the participation of faculty
in civic leadership roles. In
(a) The committee stongly
supports the initiative of
the university through
University Advancement in
undertaking the marketing
(b) The university should
develop the capacity to
host conferences and meet-
ings of the highest quality.
The committee specifically
recommends that the uni-
versity not attempt to build
or purchase a conference
center. Rather, an all-
coordinator should provide
expertise, linking academic
departments with the
excellent newly developing
facilities both on and off
(c) The university should
increase efforts through
every way possible to
expand the visibility of the
and creative work of the
Nurses to Restore
The Nursing Division of the Alumni
Association has undertaken the res-
toration of the portrait of Sadie
Heath Cabaniss as a project.
Sadie Heath Cabaniss founded the
School of Nursing, patterned after
the Nightingale School, in 1895 and
served as its director until 1901. Her
portrait, painted by artist Anne
Fletcher, was given by her relatives
to the School of Nursing in 1928.
The portrait, historically significant
because it is the only known portrait
of Cabaniss, is in urgent need of
Jean Moye Shepard (B.S. nursing
'58) is founder and chairman of the
Committee for Historic Preservation,
MCV Nursing Archives, the group
spearheading the restoration project.
Yeaman Is Acting
Cheryl G. Yeaman, formerly execu-
tive director of development, has
been named acting vice-president for
advancement, succeeding David W.
Brown who has been named director
of development and public relations
for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
of the Harvard School of Medicine.
Yeaman joined VCU in 1985 as
director of capital projects and was
promoted to exeutive director of
development earlier this year.
Dr. Michael O. McMunn (D.D.S. '77),
president-elect of the MCV Alumni Associa-
tion of VCU, soliciting on behalf of the
School of Dentistry during the Annual Giv-
ing Phonathon with Robert ]. Fagg, Jr.,
director, annual giving, looking on.
Dr. James V. Carpenter has been
named director of the Division of Den-
tal Hygiene in the School of Dentistry.
In addition to his new position, Car-
penter will continue his current duties
in the Department of Pediatric
The dental hygiene program is being
rejuvenated to offer valuable experi-
ence in nontraditional settings, such as
hospitals and public health clinics, in
addition to basic employment skills.
The Division of Dental Hygiene
offers a four-year program that con-
sists of two years of pre-dental educa-
tion and two years of dental hygiene
James B. Farinholt, Jr., has been re-
elected rector of the university's Board
of Visitors to serve a one-year term.
Farinholt, president, chief executive
officer, and director of Galleher and
Company, Inc., is on the board of
directors of numerous companies. He
also is a trustee of Mary Baldwin Col-
lege, Maymont Foundation, Richmond
Eye and Ear Hospital, and St. Chris-
The Board of Visitors recently con-
firmed several appointments important
to MCV Campus activities.
Dr. William L. Dewey has been
named vice-provost for research and
graduate affairs. Dewey came to the
MCV Campus in 1972 and since 1981
has served as professor in the Depart-
ment of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
associate dean of the School of Basic
Health Sciences, and assistant dean of
the School of Graduate Studies.
Dr. John H. McGrath has been
appointed dean of graduate studies.
McGrath, who joined VCU in 1971 as
chairman of the Department of Sociol-
ogy, served as associate dean of the
School of Graduate Studies from 1980
until 1984 and as acting vice-provost
for research and dean of the School of
Graduate Studies since 1984.
Dr. Jan F. Chlebowski, associate pro-
fessor, Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biophysics, has been
named interium chairman of the
Department of Molecular Biophysics.
Chlebowski has been on the faculty
Dr. Hermes Kontos (Ph.D. '67), pro-
fessor and vice-chairman, Department
of Internal Medicine, has been
appointed chairman, Division of Car-
diology. He joined the MCV faculty in
Fred Sammons, (O.T. '55), chairman of
the board of Fred Sammons, Inc.,
Brookfield, Illinois, met with occupa-
tional therapy students and faculty
recently to review progress of research
he had funded.
Sammons funded three pilot
research projects undertaken by grad-
uate students in the occupational ther-
apy program by providing more than
$5,000 for equipment and support for
The first study, conducted by gradu-
ate students Julie Hance and Laurie
McDevitt, involved residents of Came-
lot Hall Nursing Home in Richmond.
Hance and McDevitt investigated the
cost effectiveness of using assistive
feeding equipment and the effect of
using assistive feeding equipment on
As a result of their recommenda-
tions, two other graduate students,
Carol Turner and Lyn Walker Clark,
are investigating the effectiveness of
Sammons has devoted his career to
recognizing and providing for the
needs of the physically handicapped.
Honors for his professional contribu-
tions have been many.
Dentistry Dial a
The School of Dentistry will imple-
ment a free telephone consultation
service called Dial a Doc, beinning Sep-
"The Dial a Doc program is designed
to provide alumni, as well as other
Virginia dentists, with a vehicle to
access knowledge of our faculty," said
Dr. Lindsay M. Hunt, dean. "We want
to provide the dental community with
information on the latest research,
technology, and treatment advances in
To use the service, dentists or dental
hygienists may dial (804) 225-4695,
Monday through Friday between the
hours of 9 am and 4 pm. All calls will
be answered by an operator who, in an
emergency, will transfer the inquirer
immediately to the appropriate
departmental resource person. In a
non-emergency situation, the operator
will take the message, and the call will
be returned within 24 hours. To insure
accuracy when relaying questions, all
calls to the service will be recorded.
Fred Sammons (O.T. '55) demonstrates the use of assistive feeding equipment to occupational
therapy students Julie Hance (left) and Jill Stiles.
Dr. Lorna Mill Barrel!, chairperson,
Department of Community and Psy-
chiatric Nursing, and Ann B. Hamric,
associate director, Nursing Education,
Research, and Quality Assurance, have
co-authored "Education and Service: A
Collaborative Model to Improve
Patient Care," published recently in
Nursing and Health Care.
Barrell was recently elected Distin-
guished Practitioner in the National
Academy of Nursing Practice.
Dr. Joseph H. Borzelleca, professor,
Department of Pharmacology and Tox-
icology, has been named the 1987 Dis-
tinguished Alumnus of the College of
Graduate Studies of Thomas Jefferson
University. Borzelleca recently lectured
at the Thomas Jefferson University on
"Chemical Coexistence: Survival and
Esthetics." Borzelleca presented lec-
tures on his current work at the Scien-
tific Councilors meeting in conjunction
with the annual meeting of the Centre
Internationale de Toxicologie in Paris
Dr. Dean Broga, associate professor of
radiology and director of the Office of
Environmental Health and Safety,
recently presented "The Chernobyl
Accident: An Overview" to the Capital
District Society of Radiologic
Dr. David R. Burns, assistant profes-
sor, Department of Removable Pros-
thodontics, is the primary author of
two articles published recently in the
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry entitled
"Response of Processed Resilient Den-
ture Liners to C. albicans" and
"Transfer Impression for Accurate
Adjustment of a Metal Coping Insert
for the Submerged Implant."
Dr. Francis M. Bush, associate profes-
sor, Department of General Dentistry,
recently presented "Evaluation of a
Suggested Model for Occlusal Adjust-
ment Training" at the 64th American
Association of Dental Schools Meeting
in Chicago. David M. Abbott and
James H. Butler were co-authors.
Jewell R. Calderon, associate professor
and director of continuing education,
School of Nursing, has written an arti-
cle, "The Use of Bartering to Enhance
Scarce Resources in Continuing Educa-
tion," published recently in the Journal
of Continuing Education.
Dr. Jan Chlebowski, associate profes-
sor, and Dr. Catherine Roberts,
research fellow, Department of Bio-
chemistry, have been issued a patent
entitled "Modified Alkaline Phospha-
tase." The invention is a reagent useful
in genetic engineering techniques.
Bernadine A. Clarke, associate profes-
sor, School of Nursing, recently pre-
sented "Putting Research and Teach-
ing to Work in Faculty Practice" at the
Third Annual Nursing Faculty Practice
Symposium in Florida.
Dr. I. Kelman Cohen, chairman,
Department of Plastic and Reconstruc-
tive Surgery, has been named an
honorary member of the Israeli Society
for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
in recognition of his significant contri-
butions to the development of the field
of plastic surgery in Israel.
Dr. Judith Collins, director, Health
Policy Office, recently presented
"Promoting the Visability and Viability
of Nurse Practitioners" at the National
Conference for Nurse Practitioners.
Ann Dinius, associate professor,
School of Dentistry, has been elected
vice-president of the Virginia Associa-
tion of Allied Health Professions. Dr.
Larrie J. Dean, assistant dean of the
School of Allied Health Professions,
and Dr. Patrick L. Prest, Jr., chairman
of the Program of Patient Counseling
of the School of Allied Health Profes-
sions, were elected to two-year terms
on the board of directors. Dr. Jennie
D. Seaton, assistant dean of the School
of Allied Health Professions, currently
serves as treasurer of the association.
Dr. Dwain L. Eckberg, professor,
Department of Internal Medicine, has
been selected by NASA to define new
experiments to be performed on astro-
nauts during space shuttle missions.
Dr. Donald Eisert, associate professor
and acting chairperson, Department of
Radiation Therapy and Oncology, is a
recipient of an award of recognition
from the Association of Residents in
Dr. Joan Farrell, dean of the School of
Nursing, has been elected to the Board
of Review of the National League for
Nursing for the 1987-1991 term. She
also will serve as the southern regional
representative. Farrell presented
"Shifts in the Demography of USA
and Implications on Education and
Training of Health Professionals in
Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing" at
the 23rd International Atlantic Eco-
nomic Conference and International
Health Economics and Management
Conference held in Munich recently.
Dr. William R. Garnett, professor,
Department of Pharmacy and Pharma-
ceutics, has been elected chair-elect of
the Council of Faculties of the Ameri-
can Association of Colleges of
Dr. David A. Gewirtz, assistant pro-
fessor, Department of Pharmacology,
was recently chosen as the first recip-
ient of the Professor of the Year award
by the graduate students in the
Department of Pharmacology.
Joanne S. Greathouse, associate pro-
fessor and chairman, Department of
Radiation Sciences, has received the
Jimmy Ailsworth Memorial Award
from the Virginia Society of Radiologic
Technologists. The award recognizes
her outstanding contributions to the
profession and to the VSRT.
Dr. Louis S. Harris, professor and
chairman, Department of Pharmacol-
ogy and Toxicology, was chairman of
the 24th Expert Committee on Drug
Dependence held in Geneva, Switzer-
land, recently. The international group
of scientists annually evaluates six
uncontrolled nonbarbituate drugs to
determine if they should be designated
prescription or over-the-counter.
Dr. G. Watson James III (M.D. '43),
professor, Department of Hematology
and Oncology and chairman of the
Division of Hematology from 1958 to
1983, and Dr. Walter E. Bundy, Jr.
(M.D. '45), clinical professor, Depart-
ment of Pediatrics, have been named
distinguished faculty members of the
School of Medicine.
Dr. Betty Anne Johnson, assistant pro-
fessor in the School of Medicine, has
been named director of University
Health Services, which operates health
care clinics on both the MCV and Aca-
demic Campuses of the university.
Dr. William P. Jollie, professor and
chairman, Department of Anatomy,
has received a special Centennial
Award for distinguished service to the
American Association of Anatomists.
Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler, associate pro-
fessor, Department of Psychiatry, Dr.
Maurice Wood, professor, Department
of Family Practice, Dr. Solomon C.
Goldberg, professor, Department of
Psychiatry, and Dr. Donald J. Kiessler,
professor, Department of Psychology,
are listed among the active members of
one of the 12 initial review groups that
evaluate the scientific merit of
research grant applications submitted
to the National Institute of Mental
Dr. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, assistant pro-
fessor, Department of Rehabilitation
Medicine; Mark Hill, research coordi-
nator, Department of Psychiatry; and
Catherine N. Morrison recently co-
authored Cognitive Rehabilitation Resources
for the Apple U Computer, published by
Neuroscience Press in Indianapolis.
The text aids computer treatment
approaches to cognitive disabilities,
especially those resulting from head
Five faculty members are conducting
significant behavioral research projects
through grants provided by national
Dr. James Levenson, professor of
psychiatry, and Dr. Louis Rossiter,
assistant professor of health admini-
stration, are studying the economics of
mental health services through a
$426,000 grant from the National
Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Kenneth Kendler, professor of
psychiatry, will complete a preliminary
phase of the Swedish psychiatric twin
registry study on the psychobiology of
depression with a $30,000 award from
Network of the MacArthur Foundation.
Dr. Christopher Colenda (M.D. '77),
director of geriatric psychiatry and
assistant professor of psychiatry, and
Dr. Robert Hart, assistant professor of
psychiatry, neurology, and neuro-
surgery, will study how Buspirone and
Alprazolam, two drugs commonly used
in the treatment of anxiety, affect
memory and visualmotor tasks in the
elderly. Their research is funded
through a $213,000 grant from Bristol
Myers Company. Colenda also will
study the personality characteristics in
elderly patients suffering from chronic
pain or depression through a $6,900
A.D. Williams grant.
Dr. Francis Macrina, professor and
chairman, Department of Microbiology
and Immunology, has been appointed
to the Environmental Protection
Agency's Biotechnology Science Advi-
Mary Munton and Theresa Fernandez,
assistant professors, School of Nurs-
ing, presented "Instrument for Meas-
uring the Degree of Holism Evident in
Nursing Care" at a recent meeting of
the Southern Research Nursing
Dr. Roberta Newton (Ph.D. '74, B.S.
'75) and Dr. Ann VanSant (M.S. '76),
associate professors, Department of
Physical Therapy, recently presented
papers at the Tahati Invitational Con-
ference in Tahati and at the World
Confederation for Physical Therapy
Congress in Sydney, Australia. New-
ton's paper was entitled "Current
Perspectives on Neural Control of
Movement," and VanSant's paper was
entitled "The Development of Motor
Control: Present Issues and Future
Dr. Nancy Osgood, associate profes-
sor, Department of Gerontology,
recently presented "The Impact of
Sanctioned-Assisted Suicide on Older
People" at a conference at Stanford
University sponsored by the National
Legal Center for the Medically
Dependent and Disabled, Inc.
Dr. Anand K. Pandurangi, assistant
professor, Department of Psychiatry,
has been selected as one of the Young
Investigator Awardees of the Interna-
tional Congress on Schizophrenia
Dr. Peter N. Pastore (M.D. '34), pro-
fessor emeritus of otolaryngology and
head and neck surgery, received a Pre-
sidential Medallion recognizing his
outstanding contributions to the uni-
versity community at commencement
ceremonies on May 16. Pastore estab-
lished the Department of Otology,
Rhinology, and Laryngology at MCV
in 1942 and served as its chairman and
as a professor until his retirement in
1976. He is director of continuing med-
ical education in otolaryngology at
McGuire VA Medical Center and is
scholar-in-residence at Tompkins-
McCaw Library where he continues to
develop the Medical Artifacts Collec-
tion. Pastore exhibited historical medi-
cal tools and instruments and an-
swered questions about their use at
the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the
American Cancer Society Virginia Di-
vision, Inc., held recently in Richmond.
Dr. James W. Patterson (M.D. '72),
associate professor, Department of
Dermatology, is the author of a new
book entitled Dermatology: A Concise Text-
book. Dr. W. Kenneth Blaylock (M.D.
'58), chairman, Department of Derma-
tology and associate dean for admis-
sions, School of Medicine, is co-author
of the volume.
Dr. Edward Peeples, Jr., associate pro-
fessor, Department of Preventive Med-
icine, is writing a regular column,
"Health Options," for The Richmond Busi-
ness Journal. The column is aimed at
employers, workers, and their families
and covers topics relating to preven-
tion, wellness, disease protection,
health promotion, health policy, and
health consumer information.
Dr. Hilary A. Perr, instructor,
Department of Pediatrics, has received
the Young Investigator Award given
annually by the Southern Society for
Pediatric Research. She currently holds
a National Research Service Award
from the National Institutes of Health
and is studying collagen production by
human intestinal smooth muscle cells
in vitro. The Young Investigator
Award was based on the presentation
of an abstract of her research.
Ann Robbins, director, Dietetic Intern-
ship Program, has been named to the
Council of Trend Advisors in the
School of Home Economics at Hood
Dr. Hugo R. Seibel, professor and
assistant dean for student activities,
School of Medicine, has published the
fifth edition of his book, Barron's How to
Prepare for the MCAT, Medical College
Admission Test. Seibel recently received
the 1986 Outstanding Service Award
from the School of Basic Health
Dr. Henry H. Stonnington, professor
and chairperson, Department of Reha-
bilitation Medicine; Dr. Gregory
O'Shanick, assistant professor,
Department of Psychiatry; Dr. John
Ward, associate professor, Department
of Neurosurgery; and Michael Roach,
assistant professor, Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine; have been
appointed to a Head Injury Council by
Governor Gerald Baliles. Stonnington
serves as chairperson of the council's
Ralph M. Ware, Jr., (B.S. pharmacy
'42), special assistant to the vice-
president for advancement, has been
elected to the board of directors of the
Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital. Ware
recently was presented a certificate of
appreciation by the Massey Cancer
Center for his continuing service and
support to the center.
Dr. Alison A. Weiss, assistant profes-
sor, Department of Microbiology and
Immunology, has been selected as a
Pew Scholar in its program in the bio-
medical sciences. The $200,000 award
will be distributed over a four-year
period. The Pew Scholars Program
supports young investigators of out-
standing promise in basic and clinical
sciences relevant to the advancement
of human health. Some 20 scientists
are selected each year.
Eleanor V. Wolfe, associate professor
emerita, Department of Occupational
Therapy, School of Allied Health Pro-
fessions, received a certificate of
recognition for "significant contribu-
tions to occupational therapy educa-
tion" from the Commission on Educa-
tion of the American Occupational
Therapy Association at its annual con-
ference held recently in Indianapolis,
Indiana. Professor Wolfe is an alumna
of the program and taught in it from
1957 until her retirement last year.
Dr. Jackson T. Wright, Jr., associate
professor, Department of Internal
Medicine, has received an Outstanding
Achievement Award from the Virginia
affiliate of the American Heart Associ-
ation for his work on the hypertension
Leonard D. Policoff (M.D.) retired as
medical director of a private rehabilita-
tion center and is now chief of staff of
the VA Medical Center in Livermore,
William Philip Morrissette, Jr., (M.D.)
has retired from the Midlothian Family
Practice, Ltd., after 40 years. His son,
Dr. William Philip Morrissette III, con-
tinues the practice.
Reece R. Boone, Jr., (M.D.) and wife,
Ruth Madeline, have five sons and a
daughter. Boone, a general surgeon,
has practiced in Oklahoma for 30
years. He retired April 30, 1987, after
42 years of practicing.
Herbert Langford (M.D.) is the 1987
recipient of the Award for Individual
Achievement from the National High
Blood Pressure Education Program.
Langford is professor of medicine at
the University of Mississippi Medical
Ann Suggs (M.D.) has been named to
a special committee for mental health
by the governor of North Carolina.
Joseph R. Suggs (D.D.S.) has received
a certificate of merit from the North
Carolina governor for extended com-
munity volunteer services.
Donald F. Fletcher, Jr., (M.D.) of
Atlantic is the fifth generation of his
family to follow the medical profession
in Accomack County. On May 31,
1987, he closed his general practice
office in Horsey.
Grover C. Dill (D.D.S.), professor
emeritus, Emory University, has
retired to Panacea, Florida.
Allan L. Forbes (M.D.) of Rockville,
Maryland, received the Distinguished
Service Award from the Department
of Health and Human Services for his
contributions to human nutrition
domestically and internationally.
Philip A. Rosenfeld (M.D.) of Albu-
querque, New Mexico, is an associate
professor in the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uni-
versity of New Mexico. He is the chief
of the Division of Gynecology and act-
ing chief of the Division of Gynecolog-
Reginald R. Cooper (M.D.) and wife,
Jacqueline, live in Iowa City, Iowa. He
is president of the American Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
John W. Hasty (B.S. pharmacy) of
Hayes has been named Virginia
Retailer of the Year by The Virginia
Retail Merchants Association. Outgo-
ing president of the Virginia Pharma-
ceutical Association, he was Virginia
Pharmacist of the Year in 1984.
Betsy A. Bampton (B.S. nursing) has
received her doctor of education
degree from the College of William
and Mary. Bampton is associate pro-
fessor of maternal-child nursing and
director of registered nurse education
on the MCV Campus.
William King Brown (M.H.A.) is the
CEO/administrator at Anderson
County Memorial Hospital in Pales-
tine, Texas. He and his wife have two
Laurence D. Schwartz (D.D.S.) has
been elected line officer, Alpha Omega
Dental Fraternity, and appointed to
the Citizen's Advisory Council, in
Dade County, Florida.
Arnold A. Effron (M.D.) has been
named laboratory director of Wauke-
sha Memorial Hospital. He also serves
as assistant clinical professor for the
Medical College of Wisconsin's
Department of Pathology. Effron, his
wife, Susan, and two children reside in
Henry Alpern (M.D.) is chairman of
the Department of Radiology at St.
Joseph Hospital, Humana Hospital in
Augusta, Georgia. He also is clinical
professor of radiology at the Medical
College of Georgia and is in private
Harvey Silverman (D.D.S.) of Stone
Mountain, Georgia, has been re-
elected to a second term as president
of the Georgia Society of Oral and
Charles L. Cromwell (M.D.) and
Janine A. James (M.D.) were married
March 7, 1987, and reside in Glendale,
Wisconsin. He has completed a fellow-
ship in gastroenterology at Case West-
ern Reserve and is a member of a
group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Shirley S. Thomas (B.S. nursing) has
become supervisor of the Loudoun
County Community Support Services
which is composed of the Day Treat-
ment Program and Transitional Ser-
vices for Loudoun County Mental
William L. Parker (B.S. pharmacy) and
wife, Brenda Deniece Parker, announc-
es the birth of Jessica Lauren Parker
on February 3, 1987. He is a hospital
pharmacist, and she is a medical secre-
tary in a trauma unit.
Ronald H. Patterson (M.D.) is a solo
orthopedist in Aberdeen, North Caro-
lina. Patterson and his wife, Leigh,
have a son and a daughter.
Maureen H. Hobgood (B.S. nursing),
an oncology nurse at Melbourne
Internal Medicine Associates, lives in
Satellite Beach, Florida, with her hus-
band and four children. She is presi-
dent of the Florida Space Coast Chap-
ter of The Oncology Nursing Society.
Charlyn Sooy Juppa (B.S. nursing) is a
program manager of a partial hospital-
ization program at a psychiatric hospi-
tal. She is married and has a son and a
daughter and lives in Colorado
James W. Patterson (M.D.) is associate
professor of pathology and dermatol-
ogy on the MCV Campus, and W.
Kenneth Blaylock (M.D. '58) is chair-
man of the Department of Dermatol-
ogy and associate dean for admissions,
School of Medicine, at MCV. They are
co-authors of Dermatology: a Concise
Elizabeth Johnson (B.S. medical tech-
nology) is an instructor in the
Department of Chemistry at Appa-
lachian State University in Boone,
North Carolina. She also is owner of
an analytical laboratory.
Charlotte Warren (B.S. nursing, M.S.
nursing '75) has been appointed asso-
ciate dean of the College of Health
Sciences for the School of Nursing at
Georgia State University. Warren is
married to James Lyle, and they live in
Robert T. Wangemann (Ph.D. biophy-
sics), a retired colonel in the U.S. Army
Medical Corps, was named to the posi-
tion of executive officer of the Lasers
and Electro-Optics Society at the Insti-
tute of Electrical and Electronics Engi-
Maureen Freda (B.S. occupational
therapy), director of O.T. Department,
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Phil-
adelphia, Pennsylvania, announced the
publication of her book Choices: A Guide
to Sex Counseling with Physically Disabled
Linda Cass Gehring (B.S. nursing) of
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, has been
appointed assistant nursing director
for professional resources at Thomas
Jefferson University Hospital.
John W. Rhoday (D.D.S.) and wife,
Judy, announce the birth of a son,
their fourth child. Rhoday is in private
practice in Collinsville.
Patrick J. Savage (M.D.) has associated
with Doctor's Clinic as a pulmonolo-
gist in Texas City, Texas, with addi-
tional offices in Galveston and Web-
Ronald Abernathy (B.S. pharmacy) is
the recipient of the 1987 Times-
Dispatch Community Service Award.
Abernathy spearheaded the formation
of the Petersburg Grant a Wish Foun-
dation for children with terminal
illness. He is a partner in a pharmacy
in Petersburg and is married to Kristin
Cole Abernathy (B.S. pharmacy '77);
they live in Dinwiddie with their two
a vice-president and partner with a
real estate and economic consulting
firm in Washington, D.C.
R. Timothy Stack (M.H.A.) was the
recipient of the Young Administrator
of the Year award from the American
Congress of Health Care Executives.
Anne Demmon Tanner (B.S. nursing)
and Ronald Joseph Tanner were mar-
ried May 2, 1987, and live in Culver
Courtney Cosby (B.S. nursing) has
been elected to membership in Alpha
Xi chapter at the University of South
Carolina of Sigma Theta Tau. She is
director of nursing, critical care at Lex-
ington Hospital, West Columbia,
George S. Hughes, Jr., (M.D.) and
wife, Martha, and two daughters live
in Portage, Michigan. He is associate
medical director for clinical research
with the Upjohn Company.
Patricia Wilmoth Heisman (B.S. medi-
cal technology) and Ross Ian Heisman
(D.D.S. '83) of Annapolis, Maryland,
announce the birth of Evan Tyler on
October 21, 1986.
Ronald E. Robinson (M.D.) a diagnos-
tic radiologist in Fayetteville, North
Carolina, and Shelley W. Robinson,
VCU '86, were married on March 8,
Linda Davis Sokos (B.S. medical tech-
nology) and James J. Sokos announce
the birth of James John II on March 20,
1987. They have one daughter.
Laurie J. Taylert Spicer (B.S. dental
hygiene) and husband, H. Konrad
Spicer, live in Midlothian.
Cynthia F. Fore (M.H.A.) and husband,
Julian, have a son, Alexander. Julian is
Kristine Mayhew Enright (D.D.S.) and
T. Leslie Enright announce the birth of
their son, Zeb, on March 6, 1987. They
are residing in Sicily Island, Louisiana,
where she is practicing dentistry.
Katherine A. CHanlan (M.D.) is
assistant professor, Division of Gyne-
cologic Oncology, Albert Einstein Col-
lege of Medicine in New York.
Michael S. Robertson (B.S. pharmacy)
and wife, Judith, of Fredericksburg
announce the birth of David Thomas
on November 3, 1986.
Charles E. Gaskins III (D.D.S.) is in
the private practice of periodontics in
Midlothian and Richmond. He was
named an outstanding man of 1986 by
Outstanding Young Men of America.
Cynthia Geisert (B.S. pharmacy) and
Todd Geisert (M.D. '79) of Gloucester
announce the birth of a second daugh-
ter on March 26, 1987.
Air National Guard Airman Robin
Cecil Gorashi (AS. radiologic techno-
logy) has graduated from air force
basic training at Lackland Air Force
David H. Hassenpflug (B.S. health care
management) and wife, Cyndi, and
daughter live in Roanoke where he is
the manager of support services for
Medical Facilities of America.
Edward Claiborne Irby, Jr., (M.D.) has
begun practicing with the West End
Orthopaedic Clinic in Richmond. He
and his wife, Michelle, have a son and
Patricia Rice (M.S.) of Downingtown,
Pennsylvania, is a student in the physi-
cian assistant program at the Hahne-
mann University School of Allied
Health Professions, Philadelphia and
has been named to Who's Who Among
Students in American junior Colleges.
H. Michael Tate (B.S. pharmacy) and
Winifred Tate of Beford announce the
birth of their fourth son, John
Andrew, on March 3, 1987.
Maria Weimer (B.S. nursing) and
James Ware were married April 25,
1987. The couple resides in Richmond.
Ware is the son of Ralph M. Ware, Jr.,
(B.S. pharmacy '42).
Timothy J. Brady (D.D.S.) has begun a
residency in prothodontics at the
National Naval Dental Center in
Bethesda, Maryland. He and wife,
Donna, have two sons.
Priscilla Prichard Merrill (B.S. nurs-
ing) and husband, Steven Davis Mer-
rill, announce the birth of a daughter
on May 21, 1987. Priscilla will remain
in the USAF Reserve and instruct
childbirth classes at the Concord Birth
Center in New Hampshire.
L. Scott Sill (D.D.S.) and Catherine L.
Sill (B.S. nursing '80) of Richmond
announce the birth of Laura Elizabeth
on May 14, 1987.
Edward P. Snyder (D.D.S.) has com-
pleted a postdoctoral program in
orthodontics at Eastman Dental Cen-
ter in Rochester, New York. He will
open a private practice in Martinsville.
Scott D. McPhee (M.S. occupational
therapy) has graduated from the US
Army Command and General Staff
College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Major McPhee has begun his doctoral
studies in public health at the Univer-
sity of Texas Science Center in Hous-
Mitchell L. Friedman (D.D.S.) of Long
Branch, New Jersey, published "Dental
Treatment of a Patient with Recent
Mitral Valve Replacement" in the Jour-
nal of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Janet E. Innes (B.S. medical record
administration) was married June 6,
1987, to Raymond Paul Zwergel. Janet
is the assistant director of medical
records at Winthrop University Hospi-
tal in Mineola, New York. The new-
lyweds make their home in Cente-
reach, New York.
Richard A. Schmitt (M.D.) has com-
pleted an emergency medicine resi-
dency and is an attending physician at
Grand Strand General Hospital Emer-
gency Room in Myrtle Beach, South
Barbara Rothman Stein (B.S. nursing)
and Marc J. Stein, a CPA, were mar-
ried on August 31, 1986, and live at
A. Jeffrey Wood (D.D.S.) has com-
pleted a residency in pediatric dentistry
at MCVH and has been appointed an
assistant professor in the Department
of Pediatric Dentistry.
Susan Thornton Allen (B.S. dental
hygiene) of Richmond and Donald
Keith Allen were married April 25,
Susan S. Bradshaw (M.D.) and Brian
Thomas Bradshaw (M.D. '86) are both
at MCVH; they announce the birth of
a daughter on June 6, 1987.
Leslie S. DeLigio (B.S. nursing) prac-
tices at Kitty Hawk Medical Center,
North Carolina. She and her husband,
an M.D., have an enterprise to pro-
mote self-improvement. Their sons are
in the MCV twins study program, and
they have a daughter.
Elaine K. Harper (B.S. pharmacy) and
David W. Harper announce the birth
of Valerie Nicole on October 4, 1986.
Randolph V. Merrick (M.D.) of Worm-
leysburg, Pennsylvania, is a resident
member of the board of directors of
the Pennsylvania Academy of Family
Physicians and has been elected as a
delegate to the American Academy of
Galen Norgard (D.D.S.) and wife,
Cynthia, announce the birth of Amy
on December 19, 1986. He has a pri-
vate practice, and she works for the
school board in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Kimberlee Woo Parr (B.S. pharmacy)
and Charles Parr of Suffolk were mar-
ried on February 14, 1987.
Lori W. Rockwell (B.S. nursing) has
changed from medical surgical nursing
to pediatric nursing. She and husband,
Franklin C. Rockwell, of McLean
announce the birth of Erika Michelle
on September 17, 1986.
Sally Yuen (B.S. medical record admin-
istration) and John Harris were mar-
ried August 16, 1986.
Suzanne S. Fritz (B.S. nursing) and
Philip Edward Fritz were married
August 16, 1986, and live in Glen
Kurt A. Pierce (D.D.S.) is in a graduate
specialty program in orthodontics at
the University of Detroit.
Maryann L. Hunt Reynolds (B.S. nurs-
ing) and Gavin Eric Reynolds were
married May 23, 1987, and live in
Marcia Laine Gravitt (B.S. pharmacy)
and Rex Austin Reynolds, Jr., were
married December 20, 1986, and live in
North Charleston, South Carolina.
Anne Elizabeth Snowden (M.D.) and
Charles Maher Glisson were married
on May 30, 1987. The bride's parents
are Shirley Counts Snowden (B.S.
medical technology '57) and Ronald
Snowden (B.S. pharmacy '59).
Lest We Forget
Lockhart Arbuckle (M.D), formerly of
Greenbrier County, West Virginia,
died in Florida at the age of 96. Rear
Admiral Arbuckle served 36 years in
the medical corps of the U.S. Navy and
had received the Legion of Merit.
Frank Victor Taylor (M.D.) of Jack-
sonville, Florida, died September 12,
Henry C. Johnston (M.D.) died Janu-
ary 1, 1987, at the age of 91. He was a
New York City physician.
Frederick P. Sutherland (M.D.) died
November 20, 1986. After 60 years, he
retired in 1980 from a general practice
in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Jesse C. Overbey (D.D.S.) died June
10, 1987, having practiced dentistry in
Norfolk for over 60 years. He was a
veteran of World War I.
Zack P. Mitchell (M.D.) has died in
Newport News after serving as a phy-
sician in Cleveland County Health
Department in Shelby, North
Jacob Jac Bangel (D.D.S.) of Newport
News died January 6, 1987. He was a
life member of the American Dental
Archbold M. Jones (M.D.) died March
6, 1987. He was a practicing pediatri-
cian in his native West Virginia.
Albert L. Anderson (B.S. pharmacy)
died May 26, 1987. He had been in the
Richmond area for more than 40 of
the 60 years he practiced pharmacy.
Fred F. Davis (M.D.) of Roanoke died
G. Hunter Wolfe (M.D.) has died. He
has served as president and chief-of-
staff at Johnston Memorial Hospital in
Abingdon but primarily was recog-
nized as the "old-fashioned family doc-
tor." Wolfe was a commanding officer
on a US hospital ship during World
Lillian M. Gardner (B.S. nursing) died
April 18, 1987. She had devoted 23
years to her nursing career, most of
which she served in the Washington,
D.C. Department of Public Health.
Paul L. Dent (M.D.) died November
1983 in Kentucky. He had served in
the Second Auxiliary Surgical Group
in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy and
received the Bronze Star Medal. His
highly successful care of wounded in
advanced war stations became the pio-
neering principles upon which surgery
has been practiced in forward areas
since World War II.
Samuel H. Justa (M.D.) of West Palm
Beach, Florida, died March 1987. He
practiced medicine in Rocky Mount,
North Carolina, for 45 years.
Jennings B. Ruffin (M.D.) died Sep-
tember 8, 1978. He had practiced in
Ahoskie, North Carolina, and served
as president of the MCV North Carol
ina Medical Chapter.
Anthony Mealy DeMuth (D.D.S.) of
Farmville died March 3, 1987. He had
served as a dental surgeon with the
36th Division in North Africa, France,
and Italy, receiving the Bronze Star
and Combat Infantry Badge in World
War II. He was a past president of the
Virginia Society of Dentistry for
Albert Compton Broders, Jr. (M.D.,
Dec), a long-time board member of
Scott and White Clinic, died May 12,
1987, in Temple Hospital, Texas. He
was founder of the Gastroenterology
Section of the clinic in Temple, Texas.
He had served as president of the
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and
served as editorial consultant of the
Texas Medical Association's
Robert Edward Carr (M.D., March) a
Fort Worth, Texas, surgeon died Janu-
ary 18, 1987. He was a battalion sur-
geon and received the Bronze Star
Medal in World War II. A clinical
instructor in thoracic surgery at
Southwestern Medical School, he
served as surgical chief at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Tucson,
Arizona. Later he was surgeon-in-chief
at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth
Children's Hospital and Elmwood Hos-
pital. Carr was a chancellor's associate
of Texas Christian University.
Lester L. Gillespie (B.S. pharmacy,
M.D. '56) of Richmond died March 18,
Gertrude T. Ellis (B.S. nursing) of
Danville died January 7, 1987. She had
served in hospitals in Franklin, in Mar-
tinsville, and in Albemarle, North
Ray Donald Minges (M.D.) died Janu-
ary 19, 1987. He had served in the
Aleutian Islands 1946-1948 as a US
Army medical officer. A physician and
surgeon, he ushered in the era of spe-
cialization in practice in Eastern North
Carolina and had a wide interest in
projects in the Greenville, North
Hobart Carl Jones (B.S. pharmacy) of
Richmond died March 20, 1987.
Woodrow Wilson Poss (D.D.S.) died
May 13, 1987. He practiced dentistry
in Gordonsville for 37 years.
Mary E. Camden (dietetics) of Rich-
mond died February 23, 1984.
L. Frank Henry, Jr., (M.D.) died May
13, 1987. He was a past chairman of
the Department of Surgery at Hamp-
ton General Hospital and Mary
Immaculate Hospital. Henry was a past
president of the Hampton Kiwanis
Club and the Peninsula Cancer
Society and was serving as vice-
president of the Peninsula Academy of
Thomas Blackwell Garrett (D.D.S.) of
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an
orthodontist in High Point, North
Carolina, died December 30, 1986.
Sandra Walton Laslie (B.S. nursing)
died March 25, 1987. A former direc-
tor of education for the Virginia
Health Care Association, she was a
former member of VCU's evening
faculty where she taught in the
Department of Gerontology.
Margaret A. Baker (B.S nursing) has
Col. John H. Heil, Jr. (USA-retired)
retired assistant vice-president for
health sciences, died on June 3. Col.
Heil joined MCV in 1960 as assistant
comptroller and subsequently was
promoted to comptroller, assistant
president, vice-provost, and assistant
vice-president for health services. He
retired in 1972.
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Pledge and/or gift of $250 to $499.
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Dr. James P. Harnsberger
Dr. Hudnall J. Lewis
Dr. Carl Bemis Hall
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Estate of Joseph L.
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Dr. Leon Slavin
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Mr. E. Donald Reynolds
Dr. LeMoyne Coffield
Mr. James M. Thrower
Miss Dorsye Russell
Ms. Linda Corey
Dr. William W. Walthall, Jr.
Dr. Paul A. Tanner, Jr.
Dr. Wiley H. Cozart
Dr. Terry F. Tanner
Mrs. Nell Maynard Cranor MT
Pledge and/or gift of $1 to $99
Mr. J.B. Abernathy
Dr. F. Michael Ashby
Dr. Thomas G. Barsanti
Dr. Homer Bartley
Dr. Margaret N. Bixenman
Ms. Lena J. Booker
Mr. John A. Booth
Dr. Kenneth N. Byrne
Dr. Timothy D. Cablish
Mrs. Agnes M. Canzona
Dr. Robin A. Carleton
Dr. Jan F. Chlebowski
Mrs. Blanche S. Connell
Dr. Nathaniel W. Cuthbert
Dr. Joel A. Danisi
Dr. Lynne P. Deane
Ms. Cheryl A. English
Mrs. Anne B. Ergenbright
Dr. Charles P. Ford, Jr.
Mrs. Charles P. Ford, Jr.
Mrs. Rosalyn M. Frank
Dr. M.D. Friedenberg
Dr. Margaret M. Gary
Mrs. Anne N. Goodman
Dr. Richard M. Hamrick III
Dr. James A. Harrell, Sr.
Dr. Charlotte Harris
Ms. Evelyn Hebberd
Dr. Tabitha A. Henderon
Dr. J. Edward Hill
Ms. Lottie J. Howard
Dr. Shirley Martin Howard
Mrs. Mary Sue D. Hudson
Dr. John J. Kelly III
Dr. Edward L. King
Mrs. Linda Gale Krause
Dr. Katherine P. Law
Dr. T.C. Lovelace
Mr. Lewis R. Nobles
Mr. Eric P. Norwood
Dr. Peter N. Pastore
Ms. Frances L. Pickard
Mr. Edward Pickett
Dr. Leonard D. Policoff
Ms. Rebecca L. Powell
Mr. Michael S. Robertson
Dr. Richard G. Samaha
Mrs. Victoria P. Saunders
Mrs. Jane W. Smith
Dr. William F. Sowers
Dr. Frank Dew
Mr. Joseph Suarez
Ms. Patricia W. Surface
Ms. Lonni Trykowski
Dr. Richard D. Turin
Dr. John G. Wall
Dr. James L. White
Dr. William L. Wingfield
Dr. Harold E. Wolfe
Mrs. Harold E. Wolfe
Mr. James R. Wyatt
Dr. Terry P. Yarbrough
Dr. George S. Yeatras
Dr. Elizabeth York
Dr. A. A. Yurko
Mrs. Virginia R. Zehringer
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Association Building Fund and mail to MCV Alumni Association of VCU, MCV Station, Box 156,
Richmond, VA 23298-0001.
Chairs with seal
North Carolina supplier will ship one directly to
you. $175 plus freight and applicable tax
Black lacquer captain's chair
Black lacquer captain's chair with cherry
Black lacquer Boston rocker
Black lacquer side chair
Massachusetts supplier will ship no less than 12 at a
time. The alumni office accumulates orders of 12 or
more to be shipped to the alumni office and picked
up by you.
Black enamel captain's chair
Black enamel captain's chair with cherry arms
Black enamel captain's chair with maple arms
Dark pine stain captain's chair
Dark pine stain Boston rocker
Pictures — price includes postage.
Alumni House (color) $15 plus applicable tax
MCV Campus (black and white)
$4.50 plus applicable tax
Books — price includes postage.
As I Remember, by Dr. W. T. Sanger
$10 plus applicable tax
Bright finished pewter with MCV Campus seal
engraved. Free of lead hazard and safe for eating
and drinking purposes. All orders add $2.50 per cup
for postage and handling.
Jefferson cup, 8 oz., $14
Virginia cup, 12 oz., $21.50
Virginia cup, 8 oz., $18
Virginia cup, 2 oz., $12.50
Virginia tankard, 14 oz., $32
Additional 4.5 percent sales tax on all items
delivered in Virginia.
All prices subject to change without notice.
Allow 10-12 weeks for chair shipments.
Allow three weeks for pewter shipments.
Send orders to MCV Alumni Association of VCU,
1105 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
MCV Alumni Association of VCU
1105 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Permit No. 761
Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association
of Virginia Commonwealth University
23-26 Nursing Division November
Medical Division Virginia Nurses 2
West Virginia Association
Medical Chapter Crystal City Hyatt
Social Hour Arlington, Virginia
San Antonio, Texas
White Sulphur Springs October —
West Virginia 1 Nursing Division
Nursing Division Directors Meeting
Reception for 4 pm
new students 3 School of Pharmacy
Orientation of Open House December
Incoming Students 19 Pharmacy Division 6-10
by Each Division National Association
American Society of
of Retail Pharmacists
Hospital Pharmacists 1
Dental Division Hilton Hotel
Virginia Dental Las Vegas, Nevada
Association 30 Medical Division
Crystal Gateway Medical Society of
Arlington, Virginia Reception
Board of Trustee The Homestead
Meeting Hot Springs, Virginia
April 8, 9, 1988
Richmond Marriott Hotel
April 8, 9, 1988
Richmond Omni Hotel
For information about scheduled events, please call (804) 786-0434.